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Red Wings and Dylan Larkin both interested in long future together

Larkin, Red Wings interested in future together
Larkin, Red Wings interested in future together
Posted at 4:22 PM, Apr 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-10 16:22:08-04

Dylan Larkin is going to get paid this offseason.

The Red Wings forward's entry level deal expires this summer, and he'll become a restricted free agent.

Larkin said on Tuesday he hopes to play his entire career with the Red Wings.

"You look all around this building, there's reminders of the past," he said.

"As a young player in this organization, I want that. I want to have that. I want to spend my whole career, which is hopefully here, I don't want to be not in the playoffs." 

General manager Ken Holland didn't hide behind his hopes for the offseason.

"I'm a big Dylan Larkin fan. He's everything," Holland said.

Larkin had a breakthrough season at center, registering a team-high 63 points. He had 16 goals, down from his rookie year (23) and second year (17), but his two-way game took steps that left the organization delighted. 

The Red Wings also face contract negotiations with Anthony Mantha and Andreas Athanasiou. Three of their young forwards are all up for new deals, and Holland said he'll handle each one differently.