By Chris Johnston, Sportsnet.ca, June 6, 2017
PITTSBURGH – It is 10 years to the day since Mike Fisher’s last Stanley Cup dream ended. Exactly a decade and here he is fighting for hockey’s ultimate prize yet again.
His is a story of persistence that resonates in our sport: Do things right, day in and day out for years, in hopes of the stars eventually aligning and the puck bouncing in your direction.
It didn’t work out for the 2007 Ottawa Senators despite Fisher playing well in the Final. He was slotted as a second-line centre then and remains a capable one now, playing an integral role as the Nashville Predators clawed back to even this series with the Pittsburgh Penguins.