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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 11/24/2010

Capitals recall Brian Fahey

By Katie Carrera

Washington recalled defenseman Brian Fahey from the AHL's Hershey Bears and he is with the team in Raleigh this morning.

This development likely means that Tyler Sloan won't be able to face the Hurricanes tonight, as Coach Bruce Boudreau anticipated yesterday, and that one of the Caps other defensemen won't be available as well. Most likely either Tom Poti isn't quite ready to return to the lineup or perhaps Mike Green, who didn't know his status for the game although Boudreau believed he would play, won't be in the mix.

By Katie Carrera  | November 24, 2010; 10:33 AM ET
Categories:  Brian Fahey  
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Comments

they called up Fahey... We should just let his redirect a goal into our own net in the first minute and get it oveer with.

Posted by: capscoach | November 24, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Sloan, Fahey... we don't need them, we need real strong NHL defenseman, not AHL players

Posted by: beforeitstoolate | November 24, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

too late,

It's November. Plenty of time to tweak the roster before the deadline.

Posted by: Steve_R | November 24, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

While I know I will watch the game cause I am a caps fan no matter what point of the roller coaster ride we are on, my head is screaming screw the game tonight.

Fahey ?????? Here's a scary thought what if Green can't go and Poti still can't go then we could end up with Fahey and Esskay on the ice OMG the sky is falling, the sky is falling !!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: bqts | November 24, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

"tweak the roster"

A gaping hole on defense and unproven goaltending require more than a tweak.

Could this be the year ? Ha

Posted by: LarryDavid | November 24, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Just ridiculous with all the salary cap space, Tomas Fleischmann doing jack squat, and an obviously depleted and under-capable blue line that the team management has not pulled a trade...

Green/Schultz, when they try and don't have to pull all the major assignments, do fine.

Carlson/Alzner, while not big on Alzner's lack of anything...this pair is good and learning at the NHL pace.

Poti or Erskine + a "good" 3rd/4th NHL caliber veteran defenseman, should not be tough to do...especially w/ the expiring deals out there and floundering teams...

Deal Flash
Demote Sloan or Waive him outright
Demote Fahey
Promote Perreault or Beagle (someone with a work ethic and pride)

Eat turkey.

Posted by: netminder71 | November 24, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

I hate to say it but resigning S.Morrisonn (sp?) or Jurcina for 1 year looks like it was a much better option this off-season!

Posted by: FrankM73 | November 24, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Actually tominsocal, I see it more like this....

Joe Beninati: And here comes Sloan and Fahey in on a 2 on 0. Sloan to Fahey, Fahey to Sloan....Sloan shoots, rebound SCOREEEEEEEEEEE. Brian Fahey scores on the rebound beating Michal Neuvirth high glove side. Wait a minute...wtf, those dips--ts are on our team. And whats that air horn sound going off? What the....folks I dont know how to tell you this, but there are hot dogs and nachos attached to mini-parachutes dropping from the rafters. Never in all my years....what's your take on this Craig?

*sssshhkkk sssshhkkk KABLAM (gun shot in the background)

Joe Beninati: Uh....we'll be right back after this short break in action.

Posted by: SeminAllOverTheIce | November 24, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Hard practice, Varly in the net. Even with the Fahey and/or Sloan anchor, the Canes pay for the last three games.
I'm guessing the Caps play great the next 2 or 3. 82 game pre-season before the real season (playoffs). Enjoy the ride!

Posted by: chriscaps | November 24, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Will be watching closely again tonight for center Marcus Johansson's first NHL assist. I just have a feeling tonight will be the night.

Posted by: dull | November 24, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

on the good news front. cam ward's wife gave birth this morning so it looks like he won't be starting tonight

Posted by: _stevo | November 24, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Any news on the whole goalie shuffle ?????

Posted by: bqts | November 24, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Fahey is an AHL call-up defenseman. They are not good on any team. That is why they are in the AHL. All teams have them. The Caps just have to get through the injuries.

Posted by: sgm3 | November 24, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

If indeed Sloan and Fahey are playing tonight I may just have to skip watching the game for the betterment of my health.

Posted by: PhilR | November 24, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

If the Caps by the deadline do not address their paper thin defensive corps situation, they will be in a world of hurt. I would like sooner as opposed to later because blue-liners are being rushed back into action so the Caps do not have to play Fahey and Sloan together too often. Green and Poti should be able to take injury time off and not rush back because Fahey is kicking in goals while Sloan takes out the goalie.

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS2 | November 24, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Well it certainly looks like Varly will have his work cut out for him tonight. Oh boy.

Posted by: Timbo_1 | November 24, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

If the Caps by the deadline do not address their paper thin defensive corps situation, they will be in a world of hurt.

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS2

Let's face it, Caps depth on the blueline is thinner than Matt Bradley's skin.

Posted by: tominsocal1 | November 24, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

The BFV has thin skin, say it ain't so Joe

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS2 | November 24, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Some were lamenting not having Pronger on a previous thread; here's my take:

No question Pronger's had a great career and is still quite good - but I'm sure glad we didn't give up Carlson, Varly + whomever else to get him, in addition to getting saddled with that phat contract. And although he played well most of the playoffs, against the truly elite guys - i.e., against the likes of Hossa, Kane, and Toews, he struggled. And Babcock certainly saw something similar, as against Team USA he was rarely out there in critical situations [granted Canada is deep on the back-end, but still].

And I agree that, one or two years down the road, there will be an even bigger drop-off.

Posted by: Timbo_1 | November 24, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

So did everyone take off today to travel or what? Where is everybody? Where is cstanton to get things going crazy in here when he is needed?!?!

Posted by: PhilR | November 24, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

happy b-day tom

i'd rather see sloan and fahey now than in april. let green and poti get better.
i can't imagine that gmgm is not shopping for at least a 2nd pair dman. it would be nice to find one sooner rather than later.

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | November 24, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

I've addressed this before but with Savard and Sturm coming back from injuries the Bruins NEED to make some Cap room VERY soon.
You say you want a tough, stay at home blueliner? Done, Mark Stuart.
A quality second line center?? How about, David Krejci.
They would only have to make one of these moves, and the names could be changed....but this is exactly what GMGM should be looking at.

Posted by: j3rockstar | November 24, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

So does this mean we are looking at:

Schultz / Laich
Alzner /Carlson
Erskine / Fahey
scratch: Green, Poti, Sloan

with Varly (or Neuvy? Holtby? Sabourin???) in net?

Posted by: PSD1 | November 24, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

I think Holtby is going to skate out as a d-man, he can't be any worse than Fahey. If Fahey is the best AHL call-up we have, Hershey won't three-peat. Can we call up Coco the bear or does he have to clear waivers?

Posted by: chriscaps | November 24, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

mmmmmmm

I do like Coco and wafers :)

Posted by: bqts | November 24, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Steve_R

Last year everyone said exactly the same thing, it's only November, then it is only February, and then.. trade deadline passes and we get corvo that basically sucked.

Posted by: beforeitstoolate | November 24, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Is Collins better than Fahey? Why not give him a try?

Posted by: kjohnskipc | November 24, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

A quality second line center?? How about, David Krejci.
---------

Krecji's fantastic but there's no way the B's part with him, he's arguably their best player. And he ramps it up in big games - ie, the Olympics and the playoffs; B's were 7-2 with him in the lineup and didn't win another game once he got hurt.

I'd absolutely love to see him here but there's no way the B's [esp under Cam Neely, who understands the value of a true pass-first center and doesn't love Savard]. That's why the B's tried so hard to unload Savard this summer, with the emergence of Krecji he's expendable.

Posted by: Timbo_1 | November 24, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

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