Fisher positive despite missing Olympic cut

Posted on December 30, 2009

Fisher positive despite missing Olympic cut

As Steve Yzerman, Executive Director for Hockey Canada, announced the players for the upcoming Winter Olympics Mike Fisher couldn't help but feel a little disappointed when he didn't hear his own name.

"It would have been nice," said Fisher, shortly after the announcement. "But it was nice to be considered and in the running. To be on a team like that would have been unbelievable."

Fisher says he never spoke directly to Yzerman, but through the grapevine had heard that he was on Team Canada's radar and that in itself was a huge honour considering the available talent across the country.

"I didn't think there were any huge surprises (in who was selected)," Fisher said. "All the guys who are there were the ones that were talked about."

Like most Canadians, Fisher knows hockey fans will be debating the roster right up until the gold medal game is played in Vancouver, B.C.

"It's just one of those things where people will talk right to the end," said Fisher.

And while he won't be on the ice Fisher knows he will be cheering on the Canadian team, only he might be doing it from a sandy beach.

"I guess I can plan a trip now," said Fisher with a laugh. "The focus now is Ottawa and getting to the playoffs."

After last season's disappointing finish Fisher is looking forward to better things for both he and the Senators.

Personally Fisher is on pace for career highs both in goals and points, not to mention his recent engagement and upcoming nuptials.

"Last year was so frustrating and one of those years you just want to forget," Fisher admitted. "So far things are much better than last year. I had been hoping to celebrate the triple crown this new year, but I guess now it will be a double."