You can’t give a child a Christmas present before Christmas and expect them to consider it as a part of their presents, especially if it’s their biggest gift of the year. No, children have a here-and-now mentality. They want something right then, and then later they want more – regardless of the wonderful gift they had just been given.
Some Predators fans have been reminding me of that, going on and on about how the Predators don’t get a first round draft pick in the NHL Draft. There’s talk about how they will miss some great player by not having the first-round draft pick. I think some have lost sight as to why the Predators don’t get a first-round pick – they gave their first-round pick to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Mike Fisher.
Mike Fisher was the amazing Christmas present that was given just before Christmas. He came to the Predators at exactly the right time and he is partially responsible for the team’s best post-season effort in franchise history. I can remember how often his name was called during the playoff run. I don’t want to discount the efforts of the Predators many great players, but without this early Christmas present, I doubt they would have made it past the first round and pretty confident they wouldn’t have made it to game six of the second round.
Still, now that the new is wearing off of their latest toy, Predators fans want another shiny present under their tree. Personally, I’d take one experience player like Fisher over two players that have good potential. Plus, the Predators get an early second round draft pick, so they will get the pick of another great player anyway.
I don’t understand what all the fuss is about. Just enjoy what you have. There’s plenty of teams that would probably love to give their first-round pick in exchange for Fischer. We can’t lose sight of why we wouldn’t consider such a deal.