Mike Fisher admits that lately, men tend to ask him about Dany Heatley, while women are more interested in his girlfriend, country music superstar Carrie Underwood.
By noon Monday at the Jason Spezza Celebrity Classic, Fisher had fielded a few questions about Heatley, but none about Underwood.
Until one nosy (male) reporter brought it up while Fisher waited for his group to arrive on the 16th tee.
He said they have seen each other more this summer than during the busy hockey season.
“I’ve been down to see her a few times and she’s been up to my place in Peterborough a few times,” he said.
Before he took his first swing with his Ping driver, he was asked to weigh in on the Heatley saga.
“He’ll have to explain the situation, I’m sure,” Fisher said. “It’s disappointing. Nobody saw this coming.”
Fisher was a rookie when the Senators went through a similar ordeal with Alexei Yashin.
“Yashin had a contract and decided not to play, but I guess it’s similar because someone doesn’t want to be here when they do have a contract.”
As a teammate, Fisher said he feels a little differently this time.
“With Yashin, when he didn’t show up, I got a job, so that was a better situation,” Fisher said with a laugh.