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On Wednesday (January 31), the biggest news story in Nashville had nothing to do with music, and had everything to do with hockey. After being in retirement since August 2017, former Nashville Predators captain Mike Fisher announced he is returning to the team.
An article published by the NHL said that Fisher’s “ultimate goal is to sign a contract before the Feb. 26 trade deadline and return to game action and pursue the one thing every hockey player dreams of.“
That thing of course, is the Stanley Cup, which Fisher came close to winning along with the rest of the Predators during his last season with the team. With Fisher leading the charge as captain, the Preds made it all the way to the Stanley Cup finals, but ended up loosing to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
During a press conference, Fisher said he was “ready” to get back on the ice again. He said he thought a lot about returning to the Preds after he retired, and eventually decided to do so once he got his family’s blessing.
Considering the fact that Fisher’s wife is country superstar Carrie Underwood, we’re sure many country fans were anxiously waiting for her to offer her two cents on her husband’s big news. She finally issued a short statement on Twitter, making it clear how excited she is to see her husband return to the ice.
“So proud of you baby!” Carrie wrote. “We want the cup!!!“
This is happening! Fish is back! So proud of you, baby! We want the cup!!! https://t.co/ohP7zPtT1s
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) January 31, 2018
Later, Underwood also retweeted a celebratory video crafted by the Predators to celebrate Fisher’s return to the team. The video came with no caption from Underwood, but it honestly didn’t need one.
🐟 BACK. #Preds
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) January 31, 2018
Country fans have an extra reason to be excited about Fisher’s return to hockey. Whenever he has a home game, Underwood can often be spotted in the crowd. Once, she sang the National Anthem for those who gathered to watch the game in Bridgestone Arena, and her performance was widely praised.
Now that Fisher is back, maybe we’ll get the chance to witness another gorgeous National Anthem performance from Underwood. You can watch her previous one in the video below.
We’re so happy that Fisher is returning to play with the Predators again!
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