“[Boston] is a cool city. It was definitely one of the reasons why I’m going there, but the big thing is the hockey and the coaching, and the recruits coming in,” said Fabbro, who said he expected to at least stick with the Terriers for a couple of years before turning pro. “I’m just blessed to be going to a great school in an obviously great city.“I did interview with the Bruins [at last weekend's Draft Combine], but it’s one of those things where you don’t know what they’re thinking. I’m just grateful to come in here, get to work out and get a chance to do all of this. I’ll be getting to school in July to take classes and start workouts, and I’m just looking forward to getting settled in and comfortable there.”“To me, he reminds me of Kevin Shattenkirk at exactly the same stage in his hockey career prior to his heading to Boston University,” said one veteran NHL talent evaluator. “He can do it all offensively, will be a productive power-play guy at the NHL level and will have enough size to play competitively at both ends of the ice. Fabbro plays with a great pace to his game, and is always looking for opportunities to push the puck. I really like his game.”
Keller: Video interview
McAvoy: Boston Herald, Comcast New England
Fabbro: NHL.com ; Comcast New England
USCHO: Combine Gallery
CSSNE: Five Prospects for Bruins fans
SBNation: College players, prospects fare well at Combine.
Stanley Cup Playoffs
With a 3-1 win against the Sharks on Monday, Pittsburgh has a 3-1 lead and can win the Stanley Cup on home ice on Thursday. Nick Bonino is tied for second in playoff points for the Pens and has had a big impact in the face off circle and is among the leaders in blocked shots. THFB contributor Neal Boudette looks back at Bonino's impact in 2009 when an NCAA championship was on the line.
Center of Attention: Penguins Star Bonino Was An Outsized Force in BU's '09 Miracle
Here’s a breakdown of Bonino’s contributions:
On the ESPN broadcast, Barry Melrose correctly noted the importance of Schilling’s failure to get the puck away from the goal. “Miami had a couple chances to clear that puck,” he says. “It was on their sticks. They fumbled it. They didn’t get it out.” Then he references Schilling: “You gotta get it out when you’re six-foot five…Miami has the puck. You see him lose it. Schilling, who’s one of the most solid defensemen. That’s gotta be on the wall. That’s gotta be around the wall when you get it.”