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Capitals recall Brian Fahey

Defenseman Brian Fahey has been recalled from Hershey, which likely means both Mike Green and Tom Poti will miss Saturday night's game in Nashville.

I'll have more from the Capitals' morning skate at Bridgestone Arena.

By Katie Carrera  | October 16, 2010; 10:22 AM ET
Categories:  Brian Fahey, Nashville Predators  
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Posted by: ahbest3 | October 16, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse


I don't get it. What is pathetic.

Posted by: capscoach | October 16, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

What is pathetic? Our Defense. Erskine, Sloan, Fahey?

Posted by: VegasCapsFan | October 16, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

I'm pretty sure what he means is that it's completely pathetic that our GM neglected the blueline in the offseason (yet again) so now with 2 players injured we'll be fielding a lineup with Erskine, Sloan, Fahey (a 29 yr old career minor leaguer) and two kids who each have less than 60 NHL games under their belts). The fans could see this coming a mile away... now only 2 weeks into the season it's a reality...


Posted by: chombie13 | October 16, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Not to worry. GMGM will bring in a quality vet d-man mid-season, just like he always has in the past.

Hasn't he?

Posted by: zmega | October 16, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

what he said

Posted by: ahbest3 | October 16, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

chombie that is

Posted by: ahbest3 | October 16, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

is fahey a stick checker like the others?

Posted by: ovckn8 | October 16, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Seriously. Are people really flipping out because the Caps lost two of their top defenseman and were forced to replace them with lesser players. Look what happened in Pittsburgh the past week. They lost a few of their top defensemen and were forced to call up and play a few players who did not belong in the NHL.

It is one regular season game. The same regular season that most of everyone on this blog has been calling useless all summer. Then what is the point of flipping out because of one regular season game?

Posted by: sgm3 | October 16, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Sure... it's 1 regular season game... but it's also a PATTERN OF NEGLECT that has persisted throughout the dozen years of this GM's tenure.

Do the names Doig, Majesky, Kwiatkowski, Mironov, Gruden, Biron ring a bell?

I for one have ZERO confidence that McPhee is going magically pull a top D-man out of his rear at the trade deadline. It's the fact that he thought it was prudent to give multi year extensions to the likes of Erskine and Sloan, but allows Jurcina to sign with NYI for a mere $1 million that has me scratching my head (yet again)

Posted by: chombie13 | October 16, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

You do realize that Jurcina is very low on the Islanders depth chart and is only playing because of injuries there? Signing Jurcina to be then 7th or 8th D-man for $1M would have been a giant waste of money. Save that cap space to be used in acquiring players closer to the trade deadline.

Posted by: sgm3 | October 16, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

I'd MUCH rather have Jurcina as a fallback plan at $1 million than Sloan at slightly less for this year AND next.

Posted by: chombie13 | October 16, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

The problem on D is the same problem they've had for YEARS... they're not missing 5th, 6th or 7th D-man, they're missing 1st and 2nd D-men.

Because they don't have a real first pair, everyone else has to move up and play outta their element. Asking Green to be the MAN on D is like asking Santana Moss to be Randy Moss.

Posted by: joek443 | October 16, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

you people slay me, this blog is always good for a chuckle:)

Posted by: boomer44 | October 16, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Taking the rant in a different direction, remind me again why it was a good idea to sign an older, injury prone defensman who is terrible on the PK to a two-year extension when he had a year left on his current contract?

Posted by: cainoo7x | October 16, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse


I assume you're referring to Poti. That one baffles me too. I think GMGM is the only one who thought there would be any sort of bidding war for Tom Poti after this season. The other places he played (Edm, NYR, NYI) were more than happy to be rid of him.

I for one was looking forward to having him off the books so they could upgrade at the position. So much for that...

Posted by: chombie13 | October 16, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Because Poti has been one of the better defensemen in the NHL at even strength the past 2 years(look it up). He was also great in the playoffs last year. Most of the time spent in an NHL game is at even strength. So you do know that how a player plays at even strength is quite important.

Posted by: sgm3 | October 16, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

A little self promotion, but this morning on Japers' Rink Radio, we had Alan May on for a full hour. We chatted with him about the team and also got some great stories from his playing days, including about a fight filled game between the Caps and Flyers from February 1991, the 1990 team that made the Conference Finals and about Dino Ciccarelli, his former roommate who is being inducted into the hall of fame in a few weeks.

Posted by: freakinandpeakin | October 16, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

I have no issue yet with GMGM staying quiet...the defensement signed this offseason were way over paid. Lots of teams are sruggling with the Cap and I think GMGM will make a move in the next few weeks. If we have Erskine and Sloan in the playoffs...then I will be upset...people need to not over react every time things go a little wrong. Maybe this will be a good opportunity for Carlson to step up and show some more rsponsibility.

Posted by: capscoach | October 16, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse people are weird. Not ONE of you ever complained about GMGM's lack of moves hitting our depth. In fact, on the contrary, most of you wanted to get rid of any depth we had through trades.

Ad hoc.

Posted by: richmondphil2 | October 16, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

We should just throw in the towel now....season is over for us. Forget choking in the playoffs....we won't even make the playoffs.

So what? I'd rather us have these injury issues now than at the end of the season. Besides, all minor league defensemen do well when they're first called up. Helmer, Collins, Alzner all did well in their first few games with us. Even Sloan did well a couple of years ago when he first was called up!

I remember seeing the Caps shut out the Habs two years ago with Lepisto, Alzner, Sloan, Helmer, Jurcina, and Morrisonn.

Posted by: hockeynightincanada | October 16, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

LOL GMGM has no plan or strategy as far as the D, his plan is to hope what they have is good enough.

As some famous football coach once said, hope is NOT a strategy!!

Posted by: joek443 | October 16, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

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