Detroit Hockey Now’s Kevin Allen posted a subscriber-only article ranking the top 10 centers in the Atlantic Division, and he ranked Dylan Larkin as the 7th-best center:
7. Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings: The Red Wings were 30th in the NHL in scoring last season at 2.23 goals per game. One key to jump-starting the offense is improved play from Larkin. He looked out of sync last season. The Red Wings need him to register 65 or more points, and he has only done that once. Larkin needs a step-up season.