Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/28/11 at 05:47 PM ET
from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail,
The 30-year-old Fisher is an oddity in hockey. He is a throwback in that he plays with such abandon that even his teammates are left shaking their heads with how hard he goes. He plays an old-fashioned style, the classic checker when at centre and almost a Ron Ellis facsimile when he has been put on the wing, a player who moves up and down so directly it sometimes seems as if he is being controlled by a slot. He hardly drinks, rarely swears and attends church regularly. While other players would list golf as their favourite off-season activity, he would rather be out fishing or big-game hunting. While others drive Hummers, his choice of vehicle while in Ottawa was a Ford F-150.
He is of a sports mindset that reaches beyond the black-and-white pictures of Beehive Golden Corn Syrup all the way back to Frank Merriwell, a ridiculously popular juvenile fiction character in the early part of the previous century who starred in novels, comic books, radio serials and even movies – handsome, smart, decent, polite, non-smoking, non-drinking, God-fearing, superb at sports.
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