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In case you were feeling robbed by no Mike Fisher at the Olympics, never fear, you will soon be able to see him dressed in gold once more.

Nashville Predators Mike Fisher return

Nashville News & Notes

Carrie Underwood is so excited to see husband Mike Fisher back in the NHL | For The Win
There were at least eight pages of results about Carrie Underwood's husband's return from retirement.

Mike Fisher return: How Predators persuaded him to come out of retirement | The Tennessean
"Someone asked me last year after I retired, jokingly, 'Well, you can come back for the playoffs.' I said, 'Not a chance.'

Preds, Family Helped Mike Fisher Decide he had to Return | Nashville Predators
I'm really curious as to the conversation that Josi had with Fisher that helped him decide to come back.

Around Hockey

31 Thoughts: How NHL could give Jaromir Jagr a proper send-off - Sportsnet.ca
Lots of great thoughts related to the All Star events in this one.

Pittsburgh Penguins finally net positive goal differential after 52 games - SBNation.com
They've finally caught up to the last place team in the Central.

Melnyk: 'Unfortunate' that relocation talk 'hit a real nerve in Ottawa' - - TSN
So, so unfortunate.

A look at Claude Giroux’s glorious rejuvenation – ProHockeyTalk
"[G]etting moved out of the center position can be more warmly received if it puts a player in a better position to succeed."

Olympic hockey decision denies gold medal chance to the USA | ESPN
Braggadocio aside, his characterization of the American roster construction in 2014 and 2016 is spot-on.

Ice Hockey Olympian Hilary Knight On What It Takes To Succeed | Forbes
She talks a bit about her strategy for keeping motivated and focused on being successful.

Martinez fulfills promise, Kings defenseman gets degree | NHL.com
"Lots of people go to school for 13 years," Martinez said, pausing for dramatic effect. "They're called doctors."

NHL: Should league embrace a players' game like MLB does? | USA Today
It's an interesting idea but I can't see it getting off the ground as anything more than a warmup jersey idea.