Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 8/13/14
Position: Center (Right-handed) Age at the start of the season: 34 (Birthday: June 5th, 1980) 2013-2014 Statistics: 75 games played – 20 goals, 29 assists, -4, 60 PIM 2013-2014 Possession Statistic Highlights: While he was arguably Nashville’s top center statistically last season, Fisher stayed in the middle of the pack with his possession numbers (both Corsi and Fenwick) in terms of centers for the Predators Fisher was also the most multi-purpose center in terms of deployment for Nashville, earning a 50% zone start percentage across the entire season Of all of Nashville’s centers, Fisher faced the toughest competition from the opposing team. 2013-2014 Recap: Statistically, last year for Fisher was his second-best year with Nashville and third-best year overall. While the year continued on, Fisher received more and more of Nashville’s top center minutes, allowing the Predators to work in players like Calle Jarnkrok and Colton Sissions in the lower lines. With Nashville’s system changing a bit this season, there is no question that Fisher was and continued to be the prototypical center that Barry Trotz had always wanted long-term in his tenure with the team. 2014-2015 Outlook: It’s hard to say how this season will go for Fisher. News broke in the early weeks of July that Fisher had ruptured his Achilles tendon and would be out four to six months to recover from the injury. At 34, an Achilles rupture is a tough thing to recover from in any type of contact sport, especially one that relies on the heavy use of your feet like ice hockey. If he can recover from the injury during the course of the season, it’ll be interesting to see where he slots in Nashville’s lineup, especially amongst the current slew of centers on the team. If the team is gelling and performing well when he returns, does Laviolette push a center to the wing to make room for Fisher? Like I said, there are a lot of questions here regarding Fisher. As his status changes, it may make things clearer. Best moment from last season: Let’s go back to December 28th, 2013 against the Los Angeles Kings. Fisher grabs a goal with 3:18 left in regulation to break a 1-1 tie and seemingly send the Predators home with a 2-1 lead. However, Nashville gave up a game-tying goal with just about 37 seconds remaining in the game. Then, just 10 seconds later, Fisher works himself around Mike Richards and pops the puck behind Scrivens and into the net for a thrilling 3-2 win for the Predators: — Photo Credit: Sarah Fuqua The post 2014-2015 Player Preview: Mike Fisher appeared first on The Predatorial.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Top 10 takeaways from Super Bowl 50

Was firing Jeff Hornacek the wrong move for the Suns?

Panthers picked wrong day to play worst game of the season

Was Peyton Manning paid for Budweiser mentions?

Cam Newton walks out of postgame press conference

Eli did not look thrilled after Peyton locked up Super Bowl

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Rick Reilly sends awkward tweet during Super Bowl 50

Peyton Manning gives Papa John a kiss after game

Panthers' Josh Norman crying after losing Super Bowl

Peyton Manning ‘going to drink a lot of Budweiser’ after win

Where Peyton Manning ranks among Super Bowl era QBs

Peyton Manning declines to comment on possible retirement

Winners and losers from Super Bowl 50

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Aqib Talib wipes out on NFL Network

Six best plays from Super Bowl 50

Five biggest boneheaded plays of Super Bowl 50

WATCH: Cam Newton gives questionable effort to recover fumble

Lions say Calvin Johnson's future still not determined

How Louisville basketball bungled their self-imposed ban

Ted Ginn Jr. whiffs on football twice on one play, results in Panthers turnover

Kony Ealy makes one-handed interception of Peyton Manning

Mike Carey gets another call wrong on incomplete pass in SB

Steph Curry beats Panthers' "Keep Pounding" drum

Did Beyonce almost fall down during Super Bowl halftime show?

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

Six best plays from Super Bowl 50

Eli doesn't look thrilled as Peyton wins Super Bowl

Did Beyonce almost fall down during Super Bowl halftime show?

Curry to serve as drummer for Panthers

Report: Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Five outrageous predictions for Super Bowl 50

QUIZ: Name the winning starting quarterback from every Super Bowl

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker