TSN’s Masters interviews Dylan Larkin

Dylan Larkin was attending the Power Edge Pro hockey camp in Toronto today, and he spoke with TSN’s Mark Masters in a non-embeddable video, speaking for four minutes regarding a number of topics. Here’s TSN’s teaser:

As he prepares for his fifth season in the NHL, Dylan Larkin is ready to take on a greater leadership role with the Red Wings. “I feel ready for it,” Larkin said when asked about the team’s captaincy, which has been vacant since the retirement of Henrik Zetterberg. “It’s something that I can’t focus on, I can’t lose sleep about, I can’t control it.”

Update: Here’s the video in YouTube format, via TSN’s YouTube page:

Update: Here’s a bit more from NHL.com’s Mike Battaglino:

Dylan Larkin said Tuesday he would welcome becoming captain of the Detroit Red Wings.

“I feel ready for it,” the center told TSN. “I think it’s something that I can’t focus on, I can’t lose sleep about it, can’t control it, I just try and be myself and play the game that I love and play with a lot of passion.

“Everyone in the NHL has been a leader at some point in their careers. I’m lucky that we have great veteran leadership and it’s taken a lot of pressure off me, but a letter’s a letter, but being a captain of a franchise like the Detroit Red Wings would mean a lot to me.”

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