The Detroit Free Press has produced a list of 12 potential Detroit athletes who may become the city’s “next sports star,” and 4 of the players on Marlowe Alter’s list are Red Wings players or prospects, including #1 on the list:
1. Dylan Larkin, Red Wings forward
Acquired: Drafted 15th overall in 2014.
Stats: 82 games, 16 goals, 47 assists.
Why he will become a star: He has established himself as a top-two line center in the NHL, and has been a go-to guy for the U.S. at two World Championships. He plays in all situations, makes good decisions with the puck and shows creativity. He’s a great skater, and has a high internal drive to be an elite player.
Why he won’t become a star: Can he continue to find ways to produce more?
The list continues, and Filip Zadina, Michael Rasmussen and Tyler Bertuzzi also make appearances for the Wings…