Fabbro is another player whose name not being on the “untouchables” list was slightly surprising. But it is understandable as to why he is not among them.
I would not call Fabbro a bust by any means, but he has yet to put it all together early in his career.
Fabbro has gotten better in his own end since assuming a full-time role with the Predators, but has made some costly neutral zone turnovers that have resulted in goals against.
And what is likely the biggest reason for Fabbro’s mistakes? It’s that he is 22-years-old and is still going through normal growing pains. And on a team trending as badly as the Predators are, it makes sense that he would make occasional errors.
Fabbro’s best hockey is likely in front of him, and if Poile is still serious about the “youth movement,” he will keep Fabbro on the roster for several more years.