Re: Blues trade Fabbri

#101
BluesSK wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:14 pm
NHLTIM wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:11 am
Turk Sanderson wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:33 am
I don't wish him any failure... I'm just saying that he didn't fit Berube's style of play. Berube wants his players to pound the opposition at every opportunity... Fabbri can't do that.
Sure...that's 100% correct. He might have had no value for Berube but even with all his injuries and slow start, he had value to quite a few teams out there. At the end of the day, we gave him away to do him a favor. I understand it from Army's perspective and I'm sure he was asking for draft picks but Detroit wanted to move salary in return as i'm sure any other interested teams did. I don't believe for a second the Blues had any real interest in De La Rose....Army was hoping to gain some cap space with that move. Fabbri will likely resign with the Red Wings next season.....De La Rose will be long gone from this team next October.
I don't buy that. Why didn't we just waive Fabbri then to clear up the cap space?
because Army kept his word when he told Robby he would trade him
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Re: Blues trade Fabbri

#104
NHLTIM wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:32 am
Fabs Setup the game winner again last night . The Wings are on a roll! Go Fabs!
They had a good segment on Monday's Blues Hockey Podcast (the one with River's and Kimble); and they made a couple good points from a previous player's POV; that Fabbri, for whatever reason (work ethic, skill, toughness, whatever) didn't have the trust of Berube AND that Fabbri didn't have the confidence in himself to perform within the Blues system, which had changed, along with his role, since 16/17 before he got hurt. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Fabbri missed out on having Yeo as his coach, so he went from Hitch, who trusted and liked his play to Berube, who sees this kid who has missed almost two years of play, and when he plays the 'hard, heavy, and fast' style that Berube likes, he gets injured again. I personally just don't think Berube was ever going to trust Fabbri. Whether that is good judgement based on the play of others Berube does trust (Sanford for example) is beyond my pay grade as a fan, and I trust that Berube and DA know what they are doing to keep us as a Cup contending team while the current core is viable.

The other point they made was that Fabbri should have tons of confidence now because the legendary Stevie Y just took a flyer on you and will be giving you more responsibility. Sometimes players just need a fresh start to maximize their potential, and since Fabbri already has his ring and Cup, he can now focus on 'individual success' as he said. Wish him the best, but I still don't think he tops 30 points this season :)

Re: Blues trade Fabbri

#105
Fabs moving on was definitely the best thing to happen for him. Bottom line though...if he would have produced here when given the chance , Berube would have been more than happy to play him. It’s as simple as that.
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Re: Blues trade Fabbri

#110
BillP. wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:38 pm
The guy still hasn't proven himself yet. Still hasn't shown any signs of being an aggressive puck carrier at all.
Pretty much spot on. His "setup" on the GWG last night was just him flipping the puck to a guy in the neutral zone who skated in and scored on his own. Fabbri was about as relevant to the goal as I was, a witness. But alas, I wish him luck that he stays healthy and has a successful career.
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