Things just got much simpler regarding the schedules of one of entertaiment's busiest couples, Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher. It was announced on Thursday that Underwood's hockey-star husband--who's played his entire career for the Ottawa Senators--has been traded to Nashville's team, the Predators.
This means, of course, that Underwood--one of Music City's biggest names--and Fisher will have a lot more time to spend together. The convenience of having both of their career bases in the same city? Gotta be priceless, as anyone who's dealt with a long-distance relationship can understand.
Fisher will be exchanged for Nashville's first-round pick in the 2011 entry draft and a conditional pick in the 2012 draft. The star center's trade has been anticipated by the sports world for some time now as a result of the Senators' rebuilding efforts; however, it wasn't certain until now where Fisher would land.
Senators general manager Bryan Murray told the Ottawa Citizen that there was interest from several teams regarding Fisher, but that a trade to the Predators was prioritized if possible in hopes that he could have more time with Underwood.
The couple, who married last July, currently own a home in Ottawa, and Underwood says it will be sad to leave the city. However, "We obviously love Nashville," she told Access Hollywood. "The teams' decision for him to now play with the Predators is an exciting opportunity for Mike."
As for Fisher? The native Canadian admitted in an interview for the Senators' website that the trade is hard for him and he's processing some shock. Still, "If there was a place to go, it would be there...It's kind of like going home for me.
"I'm sure my wife won't be disappointed, either," he added.
Underwood isn't the only one that's happy her husband is now a Predator. The team's coach, Barry Trotz, noted this week, "It's about winning Stanley Cups now."
Okay, Carrie and Mike: You have no excuses now--you're in the same city. We want you to start working on having a baby! Just kidding...we'll leave you alone on that. Congrats on a successful trade and best of luck to Mike as a new Predator!
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