Thread: Fisher mistake?
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03-28-2011, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by barrytrotzsneck View Post
the *only* argument I could\would make would be that we misused the assets a bit to land a player that has, THUS FAR, looked to be more of what we already have. Would those assets have been better spent on someone like Penner? Or Versteeg? Or even Boyes?

All have outscored Fisher since being traded...but...supposedly, the X-factor for Fisher is in big games\playoff situations. I don't really care if Fisher gets outscored by 20 goals by the other three in the regular season, as long as he's the one doing the scoring in the playoffs.
I think Poile may have been concerned with Penner's and Versteeg's reputations as guys who don't work hard when they don't have the puck. The Predator way requires players that play hard without the puck. It is distinctly possible that Penner or Versteeg may have become more liability than asset if they had come here.

Poile definitely seems to have a keen eye for scouting defensive players. It would be nice to see him score a Suter/Weber home run on a scoring forward.

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