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Wings Hoping Robby Fabbri Adds More Scoring

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

“I’m just going to try to come in and do what I know I can do, do what I can to help this team and help contribute right away,” Fabbri said following the morning skate.

“I play fast, I play with some skill and a high compete level day in and day out. Just try and bring what I’ve learned over the years over here.”

The Red Wings acquired Fabbri, a 5-10, 190-pound center/winger from the Blues Wednesday for center Jacob de la Rose. Fabbri, the 21st overall pick in the 2014 draft whose career has been set back by two major knee injuries, had just one point (a goal) in nine games with the Blues, averaging 9:42 in ice time.

“We have opportunity here, a clean slate, and now he’s got to grab it,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “We need more scoring, he can potentially provide that, so I look forward to watching him play.”

Fabbri will skate at right wing on a line with Valtteri Filppula and Andreas Athanasiou tonight. Blashill said Fabbri eventually could play center. He will be on the left half-wall on one of the power-play units.

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note: I will be adding after skate videos to this post if available

added 2:58pm, watch Blashill, Larkin and Fabbri below.

 

 

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Red Winger's avatar

Does anyone know if Harold Snepts is still alive?

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 11/08/19 at 02:14 PM ET

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from Dana Wakiji of the Wings website,

When they’re playing 5-on-5, the Red Wings have been able to hold their own against the competition; it’s when they begin to take penalties that their troubles begin.

And the Boston Bruins, Friday’s opponent at Little Caesars Arena, are certainly one team you do not want to put on the power play.

Boston has the No. 1 power play in the NHL.

In 15 games, the B’s have notched 16 power-play goals in 51 attempts for a success rate of 31.4 percent.

Right wing David Pastrnak leads the league in power-play goals with nine and defenseman Torey Krug, a Livonia native, is tops in the NHL in power-play assists with 10.

When you throw in the power-play totals of Pastrnak’s linemates, center Patrice Bergeron (2-5-7) and left wing Brad Marchand (2-7-9), it’s abundantly clear you’re flirting with disaster if you give the Bruins the man-advantage.

“They present absolute difficulties on the (power play), they can interchange, just not Krug, but all of them can have interchangeable parts,” Blashill said. “They’ve been together a long time, so the power play almost takes a life of its own, a lot of face-off plays, a lot of different things.

“We’ve been poor on the penalty kill, we have to make sure we’re very, very good in our principles and we have to react accordingly to our principles. They’re going to show us a lot of different looks. Now the best way to have a good penalty kill is to win the face-off and clear it down ice and have a great PK forecheck so you don’t spend so much time in your end, that’s the best way to have a good penalty kill. That is a challenge against Bergeron (55.35 percent on face-offs), I understand that, but we’re going to have to do our best to try and win the face-off and get it down the ice.”

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/08/19 at 02:43 PM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

Does anyone know if Harold Snepts is still alive?

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 11/08/19 at 02:14 PM ET

His friends were always calling for him in the old Rat tubes to Joe Louis, not so much in the Little Cla’millennial’sars arena.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 11/08/19 at 03:39 PM ET

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Quick fix here…

from Dana Wakiji of the Wings website,

When they’re playing 5-on-5, the Red Wings have been able to hold their own against the competition; it’s when they begin to take penalties and have to put the likes of Madison Bowey and Hicketts Biega shorthanded that their troubles begin.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 11/08/19 at 03:41 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

There is no shortage of straws at which to grasp from the heap of didn’t-pan-out or seriously injured hockey players.

Posted by RWBill on 11/08/19 at 05:13 PM ET

The Meal's avatar

Correction: The Meal and All Other Wings Fans Hoping Robby Fabbri Adds More Scoring

Posted by The Meal from Firestone, CO on 11/08/19 at 05:19 PM ET

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from Dana Wakiji of the Wings website,

When they’re playing 5-on-5, the Red Wings have been able to hold their own against the competition; it’s when they begin to take penalties that their troubles begin.

Wait, WHAAAAAT?

Coming into tonight’s game the Red Wings had 24 GF and 40 GA at 5-on-5 this season. That’s -16 in 17 games.

If that’s what passes as “holding their own,” this team is in pretty deep trouble.

Posted by Sven22 from Grand Rapids on 11/08/19 at 09:58 PM ET

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