Tweets of note from the Larkin presser

The Red Wings held a press conference in which Dylan Larkin, coach Jeff Blashill and GM Steve Yzerman discussed Larkin’s naming as the Red Wings’ 37th captain.

Of Twitter-related note from the press conference:

Abel. Lindsay. Howe. Delvecchio. Yzerman. Lidstrom. Zetterberg. Larkin.

An honor unlike any other. pic.twitter.com/IAYhjCfNf9— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 13, 2021

Dylan Larkin, the Red Wings captain, is talking about the honor pic.twitter.com/UwtavwgQE0— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 13, 2021

OFFICIAL: @Dylanlarkin39 has been named the 37th captain in @DetroitRedWings franchise history.

Read more on @NHLdotcom ➡️ https://t.co/N28D2JFCwf pic.twitter.com/O1Ub8wvwNx— NHL (@NHL) January 13, 2021

Red Wings newest captain Dylan Larkin handing out a plethora of thanks yous as he meets with the media as the team captain for the first time. pic.twitter.com/p9fallBRYc— Justin Rose (@JRoseWXYZ) January 13, 2021

Larkin thanking a variety of individuals close to him that have impacted him during his young career/ “Could not be more honored and represent current and past and future teammates” = #RedWings— Ted Kulfan (@tkulfan) January 13, 2021

Dylan Larkin: “I’m very honored to be captain of the Detroit Red Wings.”— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 13, 2021

pic.twitter.com/gA3LMggRd6— supernintendo chalmers (@helmerroids) January 13, 2021

Dylan Larkin says he found out about the captaincy in a meeting with Steve Yzerman yesterday.— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) January 13, 2021

Larkin said Yzerman asked him yesterday if he was willing to take on the responsibility of being captain of the Red Wings. He said, “Absolutely.” They smiled through their masks.— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) January 13, 2021

Steve Yzerman asked Dylan Larkin on Tuesday if he wanted to take on the responsibility of being the Red Wings captain. He said yes.

“We both smiled — through the masks,” Larkin said.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 13, 2021

@Dylanlarkin39 C

conversation with yzerman, yesterday.

willing to take on responsibility?

are you ready?

“… and we both kind of smiled.” #RedWings @DetroitRedWings https://t.co/FDlYwuqBNg— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) January 13, 2021

Dylan Larkin said he learned a lot from Henrik Zetterberg.

“Henrik was the ultimate captain to me,” he said. “Whatever was going on in the locker room, he had his thumb on it.”— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 13, 2021

Dylan Larkin said everyone in the Red Wings respected Henrik Zetterberg. That’s not an easy feat.

“I hope one day people respect me the way we respected Henrik Zetterberg,” Larkin said.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 13, 2021

“i hope one day people can have respect for me like they did for henrik zetterberg.”

@Dylanlarkin39 C @DetroitRedWings

.#RedWings

Z. https://t.co/FDlYwuqBNg— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) January 13, 2021

Asked about advice from Yzerman, Larkin said to not put too much pressure on himself or change who he is. Yzerman told Larkin to just be himself. “I’m very honored that he looks at me as a person who could wear the ‘C’ for the Detroit Red Wings.”— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) January 13, 2021

Dylan Larkin said Steve Yzerman advised him not to “change too much” in being named captain. “We had a great conversation. I’m very honored he looks at me as a person that could wear the ‘C’ for the Detroit Red Wings.”— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 13, 2021

Dylan Larkin said Steve Yzerman told him to just continue to be himself, no matter the letter in his Jersey. #LGRW— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) January 13, 2021

Dylan Larkin said Steve Yzerman told him he’s not too big on advice.

“He did say, ‘Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Be yourself,'” Larkin said. pic.twitter.com/KE0xx6RqYQ— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 13, 2021

Dylan Larkin said he reached out to former Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg last year for his perspective during tough season. “I couldn’t thank him enough for the person he is and how he’s kind of handed the torch onto me.”— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 13, 2021

Dylan Larkin said he’s proud of his relationship with Steve Yzerman.

“I’m very honored that he looks at me as a person who could wear the ‘C’ for the Detroit Red Wings,” he said. “It really meant a lot.”— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 13, 2021

Henrik Zetterberg made an open promise to Dylan Larkin that he’d be there for him whenever Larkin needed advice.

Larkin said he reached out last year, during the Red Wings last-place season.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 13, 2021

“For me, it was well worth the wait,” new Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin said. pic.twitter.com/R31goKkNVQ— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 13, 2021

Dylan Larkin said it was “a pretty special feeling” when he walked into Red Wings locker room and saw his sweater with the ‘C’ on it.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 13, 2021

Dylan Larkin walked into the room today and his Red Wings sweater had the ‘C’ on it.

“It was a pretty special feeling,” he said.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 13, 2021

Dylan Larkin said Ted Lindsay told him there is more to being a Red Wing than what you do on the ice. It’s about being in the community, meeting fans, shaking their hands, being respectful.— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) January 13, 2021

Dylan Larkin said his phone “blew up pretty good. There has been some great texts. Lot of former teammates,” reached out after hearing Larkin has been named Red Wings captain.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 13, 2021

Dylan Larkin hasn’t been able to go through all of his texts yet. Former teammates like Jimmy Howard and Mike Green were among those who reached out.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 13, 2021

Dylan Larkin said he went to see his parents last night to tell them about being named Red Wings captain, but joked he couldn’t give his dad too much advance notice because “he would have leaked the news.”— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 13, 2021

Like so many kids in metro Detroit, Dylan Larkin skipped school in 2002 to attend the Red Wings championship parade— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 13, 2021

The ‘C’ is on the sweater. Dylan Larkin will open the 2020-21 season as the Red Wings captain

📷: @DetroitRedWings pic.twitter.com/e4OImr7QHy— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 13, 2021

one reason why @Dylanlarkin39 is captain of the @DetroitRedWings

in the “presser,” it was the kid from waterford township #Michigan who brought up ted lindsay!

… in response to question about the responsibility to the community of players for the wings.#RedWings

No. 7 https://t.co/FDlYwuqBNg— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) January 13, 2021

COACH BLASHILL:

Jeff Blashill joining now, due to a scheduling conflict Steve Yzerman will join later this afternoon. Exact time will come shortly. #LGRW— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) January 13, 2021

Jeff Blashill on why Dylan Larkin is the right man to be the Red Wings captain:

“There is zero doubt Dylan has the respect of everyone in that room.”— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 13, 2021

Blashill: “In order to lead people, you have to have respect from those that you’re leading, and there is zero doubt that Dylan has the respect of every person in that room.”— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) January 13, 2021

Coach Blashill said Dylan Larkin is a great person, great competitor, and the guy we all want to be captain of this team. #LGRW— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) January 13, 2021

great to have yzerman with a scheduling conflict on day season begins, with rosters unsettled and a tidy sum of cap space…

like squeezing a bit of fresh lemon juice on the seafood.#RedWings 2020-21 @DetroitRedWings https://t.co/WFofoyvuDQ— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) January 13, 2021

Blashill said Helm and Ryan continue to be day to day although Ryan did skate today, so some progress there #RedWings— Ted Kulfan (@tkulfan) January 13, 2021

Jeff Blashill declined to give more information on Bobby Ryan (skated briefly today, no contact) and Darren Helm (hasn’t practiced since first day). Said they’re “unfit” & day-to-day. #RedWings— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 13, 2021

Jeff Blashill says Larkin has been acting as a leader of the team for a while now, even before the captaincy, and teammates have embraced it.— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) January 13, 2021

Jeff Blashill said Luke Glendening and Frans Nielsen will be good alternates to help new Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin, says they are “leading by example, being selfless, leading with work ethic.”— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 13, 2021

jeff blashill with great explanation of a strength of @Dylanlarkin39

consummately coachable

listens, comprehends, takes action even amid any disagreement

no sulk



speaks to ability to divorce ego from performance, transcend travails and prioritize TEAM.#RedWings— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) January 13, 2021

Congrats @Dylanlarkin39 on becoming Captain of the @DetroitRedWings , it’s been a pleasure to watch you grow as a player & person- this is a role you were made for. Look forward to watching you lead this team to some amazing things in the future.— Justin Abdelkader (@justinabss) January 13, 2021

Dylan Larkin on conversation with Steve Yzerman about being the next captain of the Detroit Red Wings: “He asked me if I was willing to take on the responsibility and I said absolutely. … It was a great feeling when he asked. We kind of both smiled through the masks.”— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 13, 2021

Dylan Larkin is the new Red Wings captain. I asked him what it means to wear the ‘C.’

“It’s hard to put it into words,” he said. “I’ve never dreamt it to be like this, but I’ll just try to be myself every day and have a great support system.” pic.twitter.com/FWWo4cBnkN— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 13, 2021

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