OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Bittersweet Over NHL News

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Did you hear? The National Hockey League lockout is over. Hockey season is officially back on. And it sounds like Carrie Underwood has mixed feelings about the whole thing. “Well, folks, hockey is back! Very bittersweet … I just lost my purse holder but gained cheering on my hot husband as he kicks butt! #GoPreds,” she tweeted when the NHL announced the end of the 113-day labor dispute between the league and its union. Fisher recently told The Tennessean newspaper he was hopeful about the negotiations and looked forward to getting back on the ice. “Hopefully, it won’t be too long, and we’ll be ready to rock,” he said. The NHL is promising that games will start right away. And since Underwood’s tour has a break until Feb. 13, she should be able to get some quality cheering time in. Go Preds, indeed.