from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,
On the surface, it’s easy to assume that in the case of anyone who’s had both knees surgically repaired – one of them twice – any time they need to go under the knife for further work on on either knee is a deadly serious matter.
Fabbri, though, insists that simply isn’t the case with him.
“Just a quick clean up,” Fabbri said of the surgery he underwent last month. “It’s nothing like I dealt with before.”
The Detroit forward isn’t concerned at all about being ready to play in time for training camp next fall.
“For sure, ready for Day 1 in camp,” Fabbri said. “This is a little quicker rehab for sure.
“I’m back training right now. We’re just slowly ramping everything up. Obviously, there’s no rush in the rehab process right now with having the summer here but we’re slowly ramping it up in the gym, doing everything – upper body, lower body, biking – and the knee’s feeling good, so we’re in a good spot.”
To me, this guy is a warrior. He can and has, made a real difference when healthy. Would be nice if he caught a break and could play a full season.
from Max Bultman of The Athletic,
The dominant storyline for this Red Wings offseason is going to be how Detroit can find more scoring. And it’s accurate: Detroit has to find a way to create more offense next season, particularly at five-on-five.
But another key need came up multiple times Tuesday.
“I would like to see us play with more bite at times,” Perron said. “Just get in guys’ face, and yeah, it’s getting maybe more physical players, but I’m not sure it’s only that. I think it’s gotta come from within.”
“There was plenty of times this year I felt that guys took liberties,” captain Dylan Larkin added. “Whoever it was, whatever their role on the other team — if they were tough guys — they kind of had free nights. And I think that’s something that needs to be addressed, to have an answer to that. You can’t have Mo Seider having to step up and look over his shoulder all night.”
Larkin made specific mention of the two games in Ottawa as “more so where those tough guys were running around and we didn’t have an answer for it.” And that was crystal clear at the time, too. Those who watched will remember Larkin himself having to deliver an open-ice hit on Brady Tkachuk (albeit a late one) as a response to the bigger, stronger Senators finishing every check they could on Detroit’s young, skilled players and on their defensemen.
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"if they were tough guys — they kind of had free nights. And I think that’s something that needs to be addressed, to have an answer to that."
Preach Larkin! preach!
It's been going on for a few years. When the Red Wings retaliate, they get the penalty of course.
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