Congrats on the win, guys! And welcome to the relatively low percentage of fan-bases who understand that guys like Mike Fisher show up in ways not covered by stat-sheets. He's a warrior and a humanitarian, and he'll be missed in Ottawa. I can't think of a better place for him to land!
Not true about tanking. Plenty have been drafted in late first through 2nd rounds. Poile cannot draft them.
Who? Who did we pass on that was available to us since we started drafting in the middle to lower end of the round? This would be 2004 and on.
I can name the following person: Paul Stastny. He has an average of 20 goals. He went 44th so I'm guessing that was a surprise to everyone. Sort of like Patric Hornqvist at 230 that same year.
Wolski, Zajac, Cogliano, Neal, Perron...all of them have an average of less than 15 goals per year since their draft year. So if you're talking about picking up a Crosby or a Toews or a Kane, that was NOT available unless we tanked.
Hmm, I thought Fisher was commonly compared to Legwand? He reminded me more of Hornqvist v2.0 getting a couple great screens on Budaj and standing in there fearlessly as Weber gets the puck at the point!
Reminded me a lot of Smithson v2.0 as he dominated the faceoff dot all night long and finished his checks in on the forecheck too!
Great move by Legwand to scoop up the puck after he scored on the empty net for Fisher's first point as Predator. Play really got started with Fisher winning a battle along the boards and getting the puck over to Erat who sprung Legwand down the other way!
Fisher is gonna be a good add. He compliments many of our existing players and I believe will actually elevate their games as much as they elevate his going down the stretch.
Welcome to Nashville Mike!!!
P.S. Thanks cleangene! It was nice meeting you too last night. Knew it had to be you as soon as I saw the jersey.
Cleangenes a cool cat. I met him a couple of years ago while I was walking out of a game. I was like, "There is Clean Gene". We've been friends ever since.
sooooo.. looks like we forced Forsberg into retriement....
sorta hate it for him... as long as it didnt derail the Preds I was kinda rooting for him...
I know I'm saving my ticket stub...
Forsberg is one of my all-time favorite players. It was a privilege to see him wear the jersey of my favorite team a couple years ago and I'm sure I'll cherish one day getting to see his final game too.
IMO, Peter Forsberg is a first ballot HHOF'er and simply one of the best players in the game during my era.