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Video- Robby Fabbri Season Highlights

via awood40's YouTube page,

Robby Fabbri highlights from the 2019-20 Regular Season. All points included.via awood40's YouTube page,

 

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I’m glad we got this guy.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 09/30/20 at 09:36 PM ET

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This almost reminds me of NBA expansion teams
way back in the day.

There were always a couple guy who couldn’t
get the minutes on the better teams - maybe
their all-around games were a little lacking or
they just weren’t seen as top scorers relative
to teammates.

But given the minutes on an expansion team
they could reliable put up around 20 pts per game.
Some of them gave up more on defense or were totally
one-dimensional. But the point is, someone had to score
and while it may not make for the most wins, it’s not an ability
just any player has.

And some of those castoffs even revealed themselves to be better
players than had been assumed - the kind of offensive players most teams
could use.

I hope Fabbri can round out his game and become better defensively.
Whether he becomes a mainstay on the second line in Detroit or a
fairly valuable trade chip. But he has the shot and vision and skill
not every guy in the NHL does. And Detroit needs that.

I also liked that Yzerman mentioned that Fabbri would get an opportunity
at center. It’s worth a try. He might get so caved in it’s not helpful.
But this team badly needs a second line center and it’s beyond doubtful Gagne or
Filppula can do that five on five on a regular basis. Maybe Fabbri, Zadina and Helm could work to some extent. In any case, it’s hard to see Yzerman overpaying a second line center in signing or trade when this team is nowhere close and the cap is better used getting assets for bad contracts.

Posted by lefty.30 on 09/30/20 at 11:30 PM ET

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