What Becomes of Dante Fabbro?
From all accounts, Fabbro has every intention of joining the Nashville Predators once his time at Boston University comes to an end. He grew up a fan of Shea Weber & the Predators and has spoken highly of the Nashville atmosphere. Nashville management has high hopes for their 2016 first round pick, and they would prefer if he was already in their organization.
I think I speak for a majority of Nashville Predators fans when I say the whole college thing worries me. We remember the years that Predators management wasted hoping that Jimmy Vesey would join the team’s top six forwards once he ended his college career. Vesey & his family strung Nashville along through development camps, never having any intention of joining the Predators when he turned pro.
The main reason why Fabbro might not sign? Opportunity. Nashville’s top four defense slots are locked up through the next two seasons, and probably the next four once Roman Josi re-signs. He’s not passing Ellis, Josi, Subban or Ekholm on the depth chart. Will he choose to learn from them, or go to a team where he can move up the ladder more quickly?