Once Idolizing Red Wings Legends, Rookie Dylan Larkin Now Expected to Become One

March 1st, 2016 by Adrian Dater Leave a reply »

Dylan Larkin watched the Colorado-Detroit alumni game on Friday just like any other big Red Wings fan. He got to see heroes of his youth skate one more time against alumni of the Colorado Avalanche, a one-day recreation of sorts of what was once one of the best and nastiest rivalries in pro sports.

He cheered on idols Steve Yzerman, Nick Lidstrom, Chris Chelios and others one more time, just like he did growing up in Waterford, Michigan.

On Saturday, Wings fans donned their Original Six sweaters and watched another game against the Avs at Coors Field, a Stadium Series outdoor game. Larkin put his on as well. The difference from the others, though: He actually played for the Red Wings. Detroit legends of the past yielded the stage to a possible legend of the future.

Whatever happens in the future, no one can deny Larkin's rookie year with the Red Wings has been straight from a storybook, with the events of the weekend in Denver just the latest chapter.

A lot of cool things have happened to the 19-year-old Larkin s ...

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