updated 02/21/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/21/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET
But after just one week in Music City, professional hockey player Mike Fisher says he’s settling in nicely.
“To be honest I was praying a few days before about [moving teams],” Fisher, who was recently traded from the Ottawa Senators to the Nashville Predators, tells the Vancouver Sun. “I was just so frustrated and said ‘God, if you have me go somewhere take care of it, look after it,’ and he sure did that. He put me in a place I was comfortable with and I think that’s part of reason that this is the place I’m supposed to be and that’s comforting for sure.”
Fisher acknowledges, though, that not everyone is as happy about his move as he and his country star wife are. According to the newspaper, a local Canadian radio station called his trade “a betrayal to our community.”
The station went as far as banning Underwood’s songs from its playlists (even though Underwood’s music isn’t even their bailiwick in the first place).
“I heard about it right away and Carrie heard about it and she was extremely disappointed and frustrated – I think they meant it as a joke that really wasn’t funny,” Fisher said. “They’re not a country music station and I don’t know if it was for attention or not, but obviously Carrie had nothing to do with the move or the trade or anything, so to imply something like that was just wrong.”
Even so, Fisher says it’s all worth it – and he’s learning to take the bad with the good.
“Stuff happens and I’m learning that with all the attention that’s paid to her – because of who she is – to not worry about those things that are not true,” he said of his wife. “It’s what you have to do, it’s the life we’re a part of now and obviously there’s a lot of good things that go with it, too.”