Mike Fisher may no longer be a member of the Ottawa Senators, but that doesn't mean he's not keeping tabs on his old teammates.
Fisher had very little time to say goodbye to his teammates after he was traded as he needed to jump on a plane to make his way to Nashville.
Since being traded however Fisher has kept in touch with many of his former teammates by phone and admits he keeps an eye on how they're doing through the sports highlights.
"It's funny there's been a few times where there's been a replay of their games after I get home from playing," said Fisher. "I've watched them and I'm glad to see they're playing pretty well."
After 11 seasons as a member of the Senators Fisher made a number of close friendships, and admits there are times when it's hard not to see those guys on a daily basis.
"I still keep in touch with a lot of those guys and try to catch up as much as we can."
Fisher had a chance to catch up with Chris Kelly, now of the Boston Bruins, when the Bruins played the Predators in Nashville earlier in March. Kelly was traded just a few days after Fisher and the two enjoyed having the opportunity to catch up and talk about their trade experiences.
While there are times when Fisher still can't believe the trades took place he admits he understands why Senators management felt the need to make some moves and holds no ill will. Fisher's time in Ottawa will always be special and he expects to remain involved in some of the many charities that remain very important to him.
"I still haven't figured all of that out, but I still want to be able to help."
Fisher will be back in Ottawa over the course of the summer to deal with a few things, including his annual summer camp and he expects to be in town to support his wife when she plays at the 2011 Capital Hoedown, Country Music Festival.