Larkin is a flexible goalie with exceptional positioning. While he isn’t the biggest goalie, he makes up for it with his athleticism and smarts. He anticipates the play extremely well and is rarely caught overcommitting to the shooter. He has a lightning quick glove hand and the ability to make acrobatic saves. He does tend…
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Larkin is a flexible goalie with exceptional positioning. While he isn’t the biggest goalie, he makes up for it with his athleticism and smarts. He anticipates the play extremely well and is rarely caught overcommitting to the shooter. He has a lightning quick glove hand and the ability to make acrobatic saves. He does tend to play a bit deep in his crease, which is strange for a goalie of smaller stature and aggressive nature, but he does fly out to the top of his crease to cut angles when shooters are in the slot area. He needs to continually play at the top of the crease to maximize coverage. His lateral movement is good, as he moves post-to-post quickly and effectively. He reads and reacts to the puck well, and controls rebounds, often pouncing on any loose puck in his crease before attackers even see where the rebound went. He is not afraid to play unorthodox in the sense that he does anything to make the save, even flashing the odd Hasek-esque swimming saves when the situation calls for it. On the flip side, he also plays square in his positioning with a calm, cool and composed look, which makes us think his mental state is perfect for his position. We see potential in his game and believe he could be an NHL stopper.