St. James updates Larkin contract talks in her latest mailbag

The Free Press’s Helene St. James has filed a mailbag feature, and she posted an update on Dylan Larkin’s contract negotiations:

HSJ: The Wings are working on a long-term extension for Larkin — they’d prefer five years, but may have to go to six. Of the young forwards who were restricted free agents this summer (Larkin, Anthony Mantha, Andreas Athanasiou, Tyler Bertuzzi and Martin Frk), Larkin is the one who’s earned a big commitment because of the growth and character he’s shown since being drafted in 2014.

Regarding the second question, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Wings trade Athanasiou in exchange for a high draft pick/prospect. His skill and speed should hold appeal (especially if he gets hot for a stretch) and yield a good return.


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One thought on “St. James updates Larkin contract talks in her latest mailbag”

  1. HSJ knows, she is in Hollands back pocket, close to his brain.

    Is there a reason that KH pushes the Cap to the limit? It eliminates any big star (not a Red Wing) signings. For example I don’t see how he could even think of taking a run at Karlsson, even if he dumps Goose.

    Karlsson is a Vet that can be a Great Influence on prospects compared to most if not all Current Wings Vets.

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