Mike Fisher was only in retirement for a few months before the itch to get back on the ice was too hard to resist. And lucky for him– the Nashville Predators couldn’t resist either.
During a press conference in Nashville, Fisher revealed a little more about what the decision to return to hockey was like, “It always kind of bugged me, guys that came out of retirement. For whatever reason, I don’t know, but I never really thought it was a possibility. After I retired, I was done, and that’s what I felt like was the right decision then. The more I thought about it, and I really didn’t decide until recently, I just thought about the opportunity, how good this team is. Thought a lot about the run last year, and what could be. Had the blessing from family and my wife (Carrie Underwood). … I’m ready for it.”
Actually, it seems like Underwood wanted him back more than anybody, “I asked my son and he’s like ‘no, no.’ I don’t know if he even knew what he was saying no to. And honestly, Carrie kept asking me everyday what I was going to do and she wanted me to do it. And she’s usually right. And people that I’ve had discussions with, their eyes light up… and I’ve definitely had the blessing of my family and they’re all excited.”
Actually, Underwood just wants a Stanley Cup.