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I like Larkin, I like the way he’s progressing, I’m glad that we locked him up, and I don’t want to be this guy, but for those who think he’s the second coming of Stevie Y – here are some comparables for the first 3 seasons: 

Fedorov (rd 4 #74) – 230 GP, 97 G, 155 A, 252 Pts. (1.095 PPG)

Yzerman (rd 1 #4) – 211 GP, 83 G, 135 A, 218 Pts. (1.033 PPG) 

Zetterberg (rd 7 #210) – 217 GP, 76 G, 96 A, 172 Pts. (.792 PPG)

Datsyuk (rd 6 #171) – 209 GP, 53 G, 101 A, 154 Pts. (.736 PPG)

Lidstrom (rd 3 #53) – 248 GP, 28 G, 129 A, 157 Pts.  (.633 PPG)

Larkin (rd 1 #15) – 242 GP, 56 G, 84 A, 140 Pts. (.578 PPG)

Good player, not even close to being a star right now. He’s reasonably close to where Datsyuk was, but in way more games. Also, keep in mind that Datsyuk’s next 4 seasons were 87 pts, 87 pts, 97 pts, and 97 pts. We can only hope that Larkin keeps trending that far upwards.