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Mike Fisher hopes to have seven kids with Carrie Underwood


Now that Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher doesn’t have the playoffs to go worrying about, he’s got his mind on other things. Things like married life with country music superstar Carrie Underwood.

The celebrity couple are set to be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey and when it comes to marriage that eventually means kids and as Today Entertainment shares, Fisher is gunning for a really big family.

In a joint interview on “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” Underwood, 29, says that while Fisher, 31, grew up with “three siblings, I think two is a good number to have,” the country crooner tells host Oprah Winfrey, 58. “We’ll see. We’ll cross that bridge. I don’t want too many.”

Fisher insists he’d be happy with “two or three” kids, but Underwood joked that usually, “He’s like, ‘I want seven!'”

Seven kids, sure, why not? That’s enough to make up a whole line of hockey players plus a goalie and a substitute. That’s totally what Fisher is thinking about there, right? Here’s to hoping Carrie is all right with naming all of them Shea or Barry. I’m guessing Alexander and Andrei won’t be too popular for boys names when the time comes.

Carrie Underwood’s husband will make his season debut tonight

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The Nashville Predators have activated C Mike Fisher for tonight’s game against San Jose. (The Preds also activated D Francis Bouillon, who is not married to anyone famous.)

Fisher returns to the lineup after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery that cost him all of the preseason and Nashville’s first seven regular season games. Getting him back is big for the Preds — Fisher had 19 points in 39 games after coming over from Ottawa last season and helped lead the team to the first playoff series win in franchise history.

The trade also put him and wife Carrie Underwood in the same city, making them Tennessee’s hottest power couple since…Vince Gill and Amy Grant? Jeff Fisher and Jeff Fisher’s wife? That’s all I got.

As for what to expect this evening, Dirk Hoag at On The Forecheck suggests there could be a rust factor as Fisher hasn’t been practicing with the team. Whereas Bouillion traveled with the Predators on their recent Western Canada road swing, Fisher stayed behind in Nashville to work out and strengthen his shoulder.

“I’ve been skating since August and have been shooting,” Fisher told the Preds website. “Conditioning-wise, I feel ready and strong. I should be good to go … I just have to build confidence in it. I’ve been trying to do that in practice but it’s different than in a game. It will be good to get in there and see how it feels.”

Score one for the Comries: Mike Comrie and Hillary Duff expecting first child

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Signs you know we’re deep in summer and eager for any hockey news: This story.

Former Penguins forward and potentially soon-to-be retired star Mike Comrie has some other good news in his life now. Comrie and celebrity wife Hillary Duff are expecting their first child. Comrie’s hip injury may keep him from getting back on the ice anytime soon, but that might work out for the best as he can now play the role of stay-at-home dad.

Duff announced that she was with child on her website as their first wedding anniversary had approached. Being one of two high-profile NHL couples (Nashville’s Mike Fisher and country singer Carrie Underwood being the other) it’s tough to ignore news of this sort and while this has absolutely nothing at all to do with the game itself, let’s all wish health and wellness to the expectant couple.


Mike Fisher comes through again as Predators edge Ducks, take 2-1 series lead

Nashville Predators v Anaheim Ducks - Game One

Many people wondered if the Nashville Predators overpaid in a trade that brought Mike Fisher closer to his wife Carrie Underwood, but the two-way center is belting out some big hits so far. He might not be more than Mr. Carrie Underwood to many mainstream media members, but the Predators won’t complain if they manage to make it to the second round for the first time in franchise history.

Nashville 4, Anaheim 3; Predators lead series 2-1.

Fisher scored Nashville’s game-winner to cap a wacky and wide-open Game 3 against the Anaheim Ducks, giving him three goals and two assists for five points in three playoff games with the Predators. If that wasn’t enough, he also dropped the gloves with Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf during the game, despite how nervous it made his wife.

It wasn’t all about Fisher, though, not in a game as rambunctious as this one.

Most of the scoring came in short, shocking bursts. Martin Erat and Jordin Tootoo scored just 38 seconds apart late in the first period to give the Predators a 2-0 lead. Teemu Selanne scored twice in 30 seconds late in the middle frame to stun Nashville and tie things up at 2-2. David Legwand and Matt Beleskey traded goals in the third period before Fisher connected on a sweet Sergei Kostitsyn pass to give the Preds a 4-3 win.

Nashville is happy to have a 2-1 series lead, but this game probably shouldn’t have been this close. The Predators out-shot Anaheim 37-16, putting more pucks on net than the Ducks in all three periods. That being said, they earned style points in a different way, as the team showed they can win a shooting gallery match too.

The game also included a rather inspiring moment, as Jordin Tootoo scored a goal on Ray Emery. It’s amazing that such a thing happened in the 2011 playoffs with Tootoo coming off a stint in the NHL’s substance abuse program and Emery fighting back from a career-threatening injury.

Emery kept the Ducks in the game by stopping 33 out of 37 shots, while Pekka Rinne will hope to play better in Game 4 after giving up three goals on just 16 shots. Rinne is glad to get the win, but surely the world-class goalie must be a little miffed that he had a statistically questionable night.

With Bobby Ryan forced out of the action for one more contest, the Predators have a great opportunity to take a commanding 3-1 series lead with a victory in Game 4. They shouldn’t count out the plucky Ducks, though, being that Anaheim has been one of the league’s most resilient teams this season.

Pekka Rinne, Mike Fisher help Predators dismantle Ducks 4-1

Pekka Rinne, Bobby Ryan

The Nashville Predators gave up a pretty nice package to acquire two-way center Mike Fisher from the Ottawa Senators, but they’ll be glad they did it if Mr. Carrie Underwood keeps belting out great tunes. Fisher scored two goals and one assist while Pekka Rinne stopped 27 out of 28 shots to power the Predators to a dominant Game 1 road win against the Anaheim Ducks.

Nashville 4, Anaheim 1; Predators lead 1-0

As red-hot as the Ducks came into the playoffs, the Predators seem like an especially tough matchup for Anaheim. Nashville has strong goaltending, a stingy defense and a nice group of low-profile, versatile forwards.

Even if this win was somewhat predictable, the actual one-sided nature of the outcome was a bit startling.

Shea Weber began the scoring, Steve Sullivan made it 2-0 and then Fisher took over with two more goals. Teemu Selanne did what he does best by scoring on the power play midway through the third period, but by then it was just about preserving some dignity.

Dan Ellis had a rough game against his former team, getting pulled early in the third period after allowing four goals on only 24 shots. Ray Emery actually filled in for Ellis, stopping all six shots in relief. Is this a sign Emery could step in full-time if needed?

Rinne didn’t get a shutout like Marc-Andre Fleury or Roberto Luongo tonight, but he was still impressive against the Ducks. It was a relatively “easy” win for Nashville, but chances are good that they haven’t seen the best of Anaheim just yet.