NHL.com lists Dylan Larkin as a possible ‘bounce back’ candidate

NHL.com’s fantasy hockey staff listed a set of 10 players who should “bounce back” from difficult 2020-2021 campaigns this upcoming season, and Dylan Larkin was included on the NHL’s list:

Dylan Larkin, C, DET
NHL.com rank: 166

The Detroit Red Wings center was limited to 44 games last season because of injury but only scored 23 points (nine goals, 14 assists). Larkin had his lowest shooting percentage (6.7) and second lowest points-per-game average (0.52; 0.40 in 2016-17) in six NHL seasons prior to his injury, but the Red Wings have since accelerated their rebuild by acquiring valuable wing Jakub Vrana (11 points in 11 games with Detroit) last season and goalie Alex Nedeljkovic (from Carolina Hurricanes; led NHL with .932 save percentage as rookie last season) this offseason. Larkin can bounce back to score nearly a point per game (73 in 76 games in 2018-19), especially with Vrana (T-7th with 66 even-strength goals since 2018-19) as his linemate.

Continued; much depends on how Larkin recovers from that nasty neck injury suffered when Jamie Benn cross-checked him in the neck. I hope that there’s still a near-point-per-game player in Larkin.

Published by

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.

2 thoughts on “NHL.com lists Dylan Larkin as a possible ‘bounce back’ candidate”

Comments are closed.