As I suspected he would, Fisher is making up in the playoffs for what was, by his standards, a mediocre regular season (likely impacted by a rumored shoulder injury).
He now admits that he was playing injured, but was healthy the last couple weeks. No one has called the trade a mistake in quite some time...his play down the stretch and so far in the playoffs has erased any doubt.
woulds the preds have traded for him had Goc, O'Reilly and Lombardi been healthy?
Tough question to answer. Too many unknowns to really know. Would Lombardi play like a 1st/2nd line center? Would O'Reilly's points stay consistent and not drop off like it seemed to right before his injury? Could Goc actually lead a scoring line and get some work on the PP?
If the answers to ANY of these are no, I say we still trade for him. We just wouldn't have Halischuk or Geoffrion on the roster right now if a few of Goc/O'Reilly/Lombardi had been healthy.
In all honestly, so far, the trade and injuries have so far been for the best. Fisher was known to be a playoff closer and he's beginning to show that. Every good playoff teams needs a playoff assassin and Fisher may just be it. I just hope it rubs off on to Weber and Suter.
Happy to hear Preds fans are pleased with the trade. Fisher is a class act.
As awesome as he's been for you offensively in the playoffs, he will be worth his weight in gold shutting down players/grinding it out in later rounds.
Good luck tonight Gents!
Anyone who has known me for several years knows that I have long had a man crush on Weber, ever since his first call-up in 06. One never forgets their first, but the new exciting man crush feelings arise again with Mike Fisher. Just saying.
BTW I just want to say that I've always felt like Nashville and Ottawa have shared a lot of similarities over the years. Also in a slightly related story for some reason I remember back when Napster was still running like 10 years ago I downloaded a clip of Ottawa scoring (I believe) an empty net goal to clinch their first series win. The crowd went insane, and I knew one day we could do that. Of course this was in the playoffs right before the Preds' first season, so I knew it was far away (and hasn't happened yet 13 years later) but it just always made me wonder.
And they also have the only newer logo/jersey combo that rivals how awesome ours is.
Originally Posted by gobears19
I think we should swap the titles of this tread and the SOB thread. SOB is the mistake, we need to praise Fisher.
Yeah I agree. Well at least let's remove the word 'mistake' because, well, we all know Fisher's name doesn't deserve to be next to that word.