Back in August, Mike Fisher, captain of the Nashville Predators announced his retirement at the age of 37 after helping the Predators reach the Stanley Cup final.



After 1,088 career games #Predators captain #MikeFisher retires from the NHL πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Fisher and the Preds lost, but the run was incredible and it helped put Nashville on the map as a legitimate hockey city.

Fast forward to January 31st and the Predators are poised to make another deep playoff run as they sit in second place in the Central Division, three points back of the Jets entering play Wednesday night.

Rather than make any shocking changes to their team, though, Nashville did the exact opposite and stunned the hockey world with the news that broke involving Fisher.

How's that for a stunning turn of events.  Rarely do players who retire make comebacks (in less than a year), but Fisher clearly thinks he's got enough left in the tank to help the Preds make another run at the Cup.

As you can imagine, the hockey world was shocked by the news, but don't just take our word for it, check out some of these reactions:

(H/T: Bob McKenzie)