Chances are good that if it weren't for injury during pre-season, Robby Fabbri stood a good chance at getting a look in St. Louis. During prospect camp this summer, Fabbri had this to say about his future with the Blues and the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League:
"This is when your career starts and you want to start off on the right foot and you want to work as hard as you can every time you get the opportunity to prove what you can do," Fabbri said. "It was fun finally putting on the [Blues] jersey, [seeing] the fans and everything like that. Such a great organization, and you can tell that by the fans out there that it's a great city to play in.
"Obviously your plans are to make [the NHL], but that's a huge jump. I've set my goals high so I'm going to [try] to reach for them. But I see myself [in] a big leadership role in Guelph [in 2014-15]. Hopefully we can put up another run like we did last year."
He has been 100% spot-on in his self assessment of his role with the Storm. Last night he potted a hat trick in the Storm's 9-3 blowout of the Plymouth Whalers. In his last two games, he has five goals and seven points, and he has two hat tricks in his last five games. The former OHL playoff MVP is on a hot streak that can only be compared to that of the STL Line - or as we like to call them, the Only Line That Can Score line. Kid has a future with the Blues, and the Blues have quite the future with the STL Line, Fabbri, and Ty Rattie waiting in the wings.
Can the rest of the team stop waiting around for the two kids to get here? One goal in two games in unacceptable. Hopefully today against the Ottawa Senators the team can break out of the scoring funk.