Because they needed a great story? "Fiancee of Carrie Underwood to play in Olympics!"
Seriously though, I don't think he had a great shot at it. Whatever you consider more unlikely between a longshot and a darkhorse, well, that was Fisher. But to tell you the truth he would have blended in well. You would have had an honest day's work out of him regardless. But there is too much talent on Team Canada. Mike Richards is far more valuable to a team than Fisher. He just brings more to the table. As does Morrow. And Fisher didn't have a chance against some more offensive gems considering some good scorers like St Louis, Carter, Lecavalier and Stamkos were left off
Stevie Y came to two games i can remember
Boston vs Ottawa (to watch Bergeron and Fisher)
Philly vs Ottawa (to watch Richards, Carter and Fisher)
Lindy Ruff also said he was being considered:
“With the number of goals he’s gotten (14, one more than all of last season) and as well as he has played, he has put himself into consideration,” said Ruff, the Sabres’ bench boss who also coached Fisher at the world championship last spring. “He’s done his part. (Plus) he played well at the worlds in Zurich.”