This was a pretty big deal at the time. The Predators were looking to make that next leap into the playoffs. They were already a regular participant in the playoffs, but were having a hard time taking that next step.
In came Mike Fisher. A proven leader, a reliable contributor and a player the Predators really needed for their locker room at the time.
This trade ended up being a huge success for the Predators. They gave up a first-round pick in 2011 to get Fisher, and the Senators ended up with Stefan Noesen. A player that never played a game for Ottawa, but did have his most productive season several seasons later in 2017-18 for the New Jersey Devils.
Fisher ended up being a huge piece of the puzzle for the Predators when they eventually made their Stanley Cup run. He’s 7th on the Predators franchise list for goals (111), and 9th in goals per game (0.26).
Safe to say this trade worked out beautifully, and we got Carrie Underwood.