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:
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.