Ottawa Fans Blame Carrie Underwood for Mike Fisher Trade

Thursday’s trade of hockey player, and Carrie Underwood husband, Mike Fisher, from the Ottawa Senators where he has played his entire career to the Nashville Predators where his wife conveniently lives, is causing a bit of a backlash.

According to the Toronto Sun, Carrie is “being assailed from one end of Ottawa to the other, over social media, in the papers and being called everything from manipulative to hockey’s Yoko Ono.

An Ottawa radio station has gone as far as banning Carrie’s music. I’m reading on twitter that the station didn’t have Carrie’s songs on their play list to begin with, so I’m thinking the New KISS 103 FM has latched on to an expedient publicity stunt. Still, the station blames Carrie and vows to keep her music off the station “forever.”

“We know Mike Fisher is not to blame for this trade but feel he was lured away from Ottawa by a country-music superstar. Sure, she’s pretty. Yes, she can sing. But can she play hockey? Can she put one on the top shelf with a slap shot? No!” said the station.

“He’s been here for 10 years, he’s the second most popular player and it’s awful.”

Fisher insists that Carrie did not play a part in the trade.

“She was actually really sad when she heard the news, ” said Mike. “If she had to choose she would have wanted me to stay in Ottawa. She knew I had played my whole career here.”

“I knew a trade was a possibility, but I still really didn’t expect it to happen, ” admitted Mike. “There’s a lot of mixed emotions. I have so many great memories here and a lot of hard goodbyes to do, but if I had to pick a city to go to this is obviously the best choice.”

Mike would have left the Senators in any case. The team is ditching players in order to rebuild the franchise (they suck at the moment). Mike was traded to Nashville for the Predators first round draft pick.   The Senators’ General Manager, Bryan Murray, was doing Mike a solid when he contacted the Predators.  As it turns out, they were interested.

Carrie echos her husband’s sentiments.  “We will both truly miss Ottawa, ” she said in a statement Thursday, ” 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!”


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