Mike Fisher Smiles When He Hears “Isaiah”

Fatherhood Gives Him New Perspective

I don’t follow hockey. At least not Nashville hockey. But when one of the Nashville Predators becomes a father, I check the sports news. So when Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher announced the birth of their baby boy Isaiah Michael Fisher, I wondered what Fisher was thinking about and what it might be doing to his game.

On Saturday (Feb. 28), the day after Isaiah was born, Fisher was back on the ice and scored against the Detroit Red Wings. Unfortunately, the Predators have lost their last four games.

Do those losses matter to Fisher? Does it matter? Sure. But probably not as much now that he’s a father.

“There’s nothing better than being a dad,” Fisher told The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville. “We’re definitely blessed to have him join us in our lives. There’s no better feeling. It’s easy to put a smile on (my) face when you mention him after bad games.”

Fisher also admitted he’s working on his he told the newspaper” target=”_blank”>diaper changing skills.

“I’m not bad,” he told the newspaper. “I’m working away at it. I’m not the best yet, but we’ll get there.”

With the hockey season in full force, he credited Underwood with being the one taking the late-night shifts so he can get some sleep.

“My wife is a trouper,” he told the newspaper. “It’s been awesome. It’s been really cool.”

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