When Dylan Larkin was 13-years-old, he recorded a video of himself and a friend playing hockey in the “dungeon,” or rather his basement. Larkin, who referred to himself as D-Bo$$, wore his baseball hat turned inside out and draped an American flag and like the American Bad Ass he was.
In the video, Larkin tore it up with a quick snipe show session, AKA he practiced shooting at a net that looks held together by hockey sticks.
Larkin probably thought the video would never be seen, but when you’re famous, that’s not how the internet works. The YouTube video resurfaced in February of 2016. Larkin was ashamed then, but he has since embraced the clip as has the Red Wings organization.
The original video, filmed in November of 2010, features Larkin making it “hot n’spicy” practicing his shot in his basement.
When the video resurfaced last year, it quickly made the rounds through the Red Wings locker room.
“It’s a bit embarrassing watching it, but I guess you just have to laugh it off,” Larkin said in 2016. “I guess new nickname but it’s a lot of laughs.”
Captain Henrik Zetterberg confirmed that D-Bo$$ was going around.
“I think he was a little rattled when it came out at first, but he’s young and he was even younger when that video was made,” Zetterberg said. “We keep telling him that it will work out in his favor.”
And it did.
On Monday, the Detroit Red Wings gave away a D-Bo$$ bobblehead. It looks exactly like Larkin did in his 2010 video.
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The video announcing the bobblehead features a clip from the classic video along with current video of Larkin sniping the puck.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 6, 2017
Larkin has embraced his new nickname for a bit, but tonight made it official. He debuted new sticks that featured D-Bo$$ printed on the side.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 11, 2017
Embrace the weird, D-Bo$$.
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