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Mike Fisher Hockey Player Dates Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood are definitely in love!

Carrie Underwood recently gushed “I Love You” to hockey player Mike Fisher on the liner notes to her new album, Play On. But when she first heard about the Ottawa Senator hockey player, 29, through one of her band members, she had her doubts.  Read more here

Mike Andrew Fisher (born June 5, 1980), is a Canadian professional ice hockey center and an alternate captain of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is known for his grittiness and two-way play, being nominated for the Selke Trophy in 2006. At the beginning of 2009-10 NHL season, he was named an alternate captain for the Senators.

Wayne Gretzky’s Resignation As Coyotes Coach

The fallout from Wayne Gretzky‘s resignation as coach and managing partner of the Phoenix Coyotes began in earnest Thursday.

Phoenix, AZ (AP) – Wayne Gretzky has resigned as coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. Gretzky’s departure had been rumored as the bankruptcy court battle between Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie and the NHL over
the sale of the financially troubled team dragged on. Gretzky said in a statement Thursday on his Web site that both bidders have “made it clear” that he doesn’t fit into their future plans. Gretzky, who is due to make $8.5 million this season, coached the Coyotes from 2005-2009, finishing with a 143-161-24 record.There was no immediate word on a replacement.

Why now? Was he pushed out? Did the league not want him to stick around?

Statement From Wayne GretzkyGretzky.com

The sense from the Gretzky camp is he felt ignored by both the league and Jim Balsillie’s people — the two groups battling in court for control of the NHL club. But NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sounded genuinely surprised by Gretzky’s decision.  Read full story here

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Blackhawks’ Kane Apologizes Apologizes After Cab Incident

Associated Press Video Highlights: Blackhawks star Patrick Kane apologized Monday for the pain he’s caused after being accused of beating a cab driver and then got back on the ice at the U.S. Olympic orientation camp.

After apologizing Monday for an altercation with a Buffalo cabdriver, Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane said the toughest part of the ordeal was his family seeing him in handcuffs.

patrick kaneKane said he was worried how his arrest would affect his chances to make Team USA and how fans attending the three-day camp would react.

Until Monday, Kane had said nothing publicly about the Aug. 9 incident. He and his cousin, James Kane , 21, were arrested for allegedly beating and robbing a 62-year-old cabdriver apparently during an argument over the fare Aug. 9 in Kane’s hometown of Buffalo

Assault and robbery

On August 2, 2009, Kane and his cousin, James M. Kane, were arrested in Buffalo.  According to a police report, Kane was apprehended around 5:00 a.m. after allegedly punching a cab driver when the driver locked them in the back seat and claimed to not have proper change for their trip fare.

The driver, Jan Radecki, was short twenty cents. Kane has    been charged with second-degree robbery, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and theft of services. He has pleaded not guilty. On August 17, 2009, Kane apologized for the distress he caused, saying he had been “at the wrong place at the wrong time,” and mentioned his family, the Chicago Blackhawks organization, and their fan base – but not Radecki.  Read More Here

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