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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/25/2010

Caps assign Fahey and Holtby to Hershey

By Katie Carrera

The Capitals have reassigned goaltender Braden Holtby and defenseman Brian Fahey to Hershey, the team announced this morning.

I'll have more updates coming up after practice.

By Katie Carrera  | November 25, 2010; 10:30 AM ET
Categories:  Braden Holtby, Brian Fahey  
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Shoulda sent Sloan and kept Fahey.

Posted by: Dizruption | November 25, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Additionally, Fahey was on the ice when Backstrom scored the first goal and should have been given a +1. He started the play by avoiding a hit and making a nice pass to break out of the zone.

Posted by: hockeysense | November 25, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

it's amazing that Erskine has a plus rating having to play w/Sloan and Fahey all year; imagine what his stats would be if he was paired w/Green or Carlson all year....yet we signed Sloan to an extension and will probably let Erskine walk after the year??

Posted by: vermontcaps | November 25, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

I think that the theory behind re-signing Sloan was that he provided flexibility to fill in on both d and wing. However, the Caps' improved depth at forward has essentially eliminated the need to play Sloan at wing. So we are left with a less-than-ideal d-man.

Posted by: zmega | November 25, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Erskine doesn't play against the top lines unless he's pinned in the zone and can't get off the ice.

Posted by: joek443 | November 25, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Is Sloan really injured or BB simply said to him you're not playing here anymore after blocking Holtby allowing a goal?

Posted by: guer_j | November 25, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I understand Erskine doesn't play against top lines, and that's why he's a solid 5/6 pairing. My point is, attribute to attribute compared to Shultz, I think he'd put up numbers as well and people would see him in a different light. I'm probably president of the John Erskine Fan Club, and it will pain me to see him leave (and I most assuredly will be the only person to surf CenterIce to watch games he plays in lol)

Posted by: vermontcaps | November 25, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

That's a fair about Erskine - ie., if he were paired with Green or Carlson, what would have happen to his +/- - for that same reason, I do wonder the effect on Schultz's plus-minus if he weren't paired with MG.

At some point I anticipate seeing Poti-Carlson reunited, they were hands down our best defensive pairing in the playoffs - when it mattered most.

Posted by: Timbo_1 | November 25, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Agreed, letting Erskine walk would be a determent to the blueline unless filled with an equall talent. The fact he and Brads are really the only fighters until King is not seen as an asset apparently. GMGM better have a player in mind or this will be just another gap we desperately need to fill come offseason.

Posted by: RodLangwayFan | November 26, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

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