Well, despite a rapid burst of lobbying by this blog, Mike Fisher will not be traded to the Bruins this winter.
Today Ottawa dealt its veteran center to Nashville for a 2011 first-round pick and a conditional 2012 draft pick.
While Fisher had a limited no-trade clause, it was reported a few days ago by Sun Media’s Bruce Garrioch that Fisher wasn’t able to call the shots about a potential destination because he hadn’t submitted a list of teams to the Senators. That, however, didn’t mean that Fisher was going to go just anywhere, nor that Ottawa was going to attempt to move him to just the highest bidder.
Now the husband of country star Carrie Underwood will be plying his trade in the Music City through the end of his contract in 2013 instead of Boston. Fisher’s combination of work ethic, defensive responsibility and offensive upside would’ve been a perfect fit for the Marc Savard-less Bruins.
Now it’s back to the drawing board for pinpointing a Bruins trade target between now and Feb. 28. The list promises to get a little longer over the course of the next week or so, as more teams determine whether they’re buyers or sellers.