“We were seeking a top-six forward and Mike Fisher was the player we set our sights on,” Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile said. “He plays playoff-style hockey all season long. He plays on the power play, kills penalties, is strong on draws and can match up against any opposing line.”
The team has a pretty good record too – currently they are second in the Central Division and fifth in the Western Conference. Dirk Hoag of the Predators agrees giving up a first-round pick is a “steep price” for a Nashville team but it seems to think it’s worth it.
No word yet if they will also keep their brand new dream house in Canada or not. Some Canadians aren't going to take this trade sitting down and have decided to wage an all-out boycott of all things Carrie. CTV Ottawa reports that Ottawa's 105.3 KISS-FM promises to ban Carrie's music from their airwaves from now on.
"As Ottawa residents, we feel this is a betrayal to our community. We know Mike Fisher is not to blame for this trade but feel he was lured away from Ottawa by a country music superstar," reads a statement from the radio station. "Sure, she's pretty. Yes, she can sing. But can she play hockey? Can she put one top shelf with a slap shot? No!"
Carrie Underwood released a statement regarding Mike’s trade…“We will both truly miss Ottawa. Mike has been such a big part of the community, and I will never forget how they welcomed me with open arms. We obviously love Nashville, and the teams’ decision for him to now play with the Predators is an exciting opportunity for Mike. I support him wherever he plays!”