A ‘burning question’ regarding Dylan Larkin’s capabilities

CBS Sports’ Pete Blackburn issued a “burning question” for each and every one of the NHL’s 31 teams. His question for the Red Wings follows:

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Is Dylan Larkin a bona fide No. 1 center?

The Red Wings better hope so! With the sudden retirement of Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit is looking pretty thin down the middle. After putting up a career-high 63 points last season, the 22-year-old Larkin was given a five-year extension this offseason. That was a vote of confidence in Larkin’s future, and now he’s got an opportunity to continue his upward trajectory and prove that he’s worthy of being the Wings’ top center as they continue their rebuild in Detroit. If he does that, this could be his team moving forward.

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George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.