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Caps reassign Brian Fahey to Hershey

By Katie Carrera

Per the team, defenseman Brian Fahey has been reassigned to Hershey. This shouldn't be a surprise as Tyler Sloan, who missed the past two games with a hip-flexor injury, said he would be ready to face the Bruins on Friday.

By Katie Carrera  | November 4, 2010; 2:02 PM ET
Categories:  Brian Fahey  
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Hey, how about every one of you complaining about Ovi not working today stop screwing around on CI and get to work. I think Ovi, Backs, Green, Flash, and the rest of the Caps are up on a blog complaining about people that don't work at work.

Hey BigGameSid: Maybe Sid will actually become Big Game Sid someday. If memory serves, Malkin won the Conn Smythe, Talbot scored the two decisive goals in game 7 and Sid didn't skate the last half of game 7 that year. Of course he skated the Cup around that his team mates won without even limping. Yup, he has won a Cup and Ovi has not but in the decisive game 7 he was not a factor. As a matter of fact, when the crap hit the fan, he had a front row seat on the Pens bench.

Posted by: fanohock1 | November 4, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

I'm not so sure which of those two choices is the better one. Sloan has had one good game that I have seen thus far, Fahey had a mediocore game last evening. Neither would be the best choice, GMGM get a deal done already!!

Posted by: PhilR | November 4, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

I think it's time to bring up Finley!! Sure, he may not be ready but just think of the amount of PIM points he could get me in fantasy hockey!!!

Posted by: j3rockstar | November 4, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

YAY!!!!!

Posted by: capscoach | November 4, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I thought Fahey made a really nice play once to stop Kessel. At least there were no deflections into our net.

Posted by: tominsocal1 | November 4, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

The Caps equipment guy should just make a jersey that says "SLOAHEY". It's in essence the same worthless defender regardless of the name on the back and they are just swapping jerseys now...would save a few bucks.

The stats guy could do the same on the score sheet, that way when he is tallying up all the minuses, it is only on one line, not 2.

Posted by: SeminAllOverTheIce | November 4, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

@fanohock1:

well said!


@BigGameSid:

Some of your criticisms of the Caps have some validity, but you squander all of your credibility on this board when you refer to any Caps player as a "fairy".

Enough of you already! While you are so busy disrespecting our team, let's talk some about yours:

--3rd in Atlantic division (only NYI and NJD are worse)
--2nd-worst home record in division (only NJD are worse--How's that shiny new building workin' out for ya, huh?)
--8th in the Conference, and leading the 9th place team(s) by one (1) point. If the season ended today Pens would make the playoffs. Just barely. And not at all if CAR or TOR or OTT had their act together.
--Crosby's 5th career fighting major (if you can actually call it that) last night was typical of the spoiled-brat behaviour we (and I by that don't mean just Caps' fans, either) have come to expect from him: Pitching a tantrum whenever things don't go his way. Instead of matching up with someone who was ready and able to "go", he performed his usual sneak-attack on an unsuspecting victim, right off the draw. Perhaps not literally, but you could tell from Niskannen's body language that his first thought was probably:

"WTF?!?!"

(or its Finnish equivalent), followed by:

"Oh, $#1+, if I don't fight back I'll never live it down, but if I do hit him back I'll probably get suspended!"

For someone who is supposedly anointed as the Stalwart Guardian of Old-School Canadian Hockey Traditions, Sid-the-Id has no f***ing Code at all, and no excuse either (e.g., his failure to lead his team in the postgame handshake after the Penguins won the Cup).

And BTW, any other player in the NHL who fights with a visor on is supposed to get an extra deuce for instigator (after all, it's what the rules say), so why not Crosby?

What a big baby...


Oh, and keep repeating that tired mantra about how The Pens Have Cups And The Caps Have None (And Never Will)--blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Yeah, right.

Since you are so good at predicting the future, how about sharing some stock tips, @$$#@+?

My guys may not be "built for the playoffs", as some of the haters are fond of saying...But at least the trend so far leads us to expect that they will--at the very least--make the playoffs.

The Penguins? Maybe not so much...

Bottom line, the only way your choice of the "handle" under which you post to this board could have said "PENS TROLL" better, would have been if it actually been "PENSTROLL".

So don't go away mad.
Just go away...

Posted by: Rhino40 | November 4, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

On a related story...

I heard that when told that Fahey was reassigned to Hershey, Mark French said "Oh G Dammit".

Posted by: SeminAllOverTheIce | November 4, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

On a related story...

I heard that when told that Fahey was reassigned to Hershey, Mark French said "Oh G Dammit".


Now THAT is hilarious!...and probably true!

Posted by: capscoach | November 4, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

now that sloan is back - we can have the caps shut down team D of 2 goals or less that we've been used to so far this season. i'm breathing easier already.
if they could just figure out how to keep steckel and BoGo on the ice every night...

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | November 4, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Just take a look at all the UFA D-men out there this year that signed for less than 1.5 million. They all would be an improvement over Sloan and Fahey. I'm talking about a 800k or less cap hit (Sloan and his 700k in Hershey). With the Poti nagging injury, I guess we will have plenty to write about instead of working!

Posted by: chriscaps | November 4, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Fahey's car is going to have 250k on it by the end of the year doing the Hershey-DC drive

Posted by: chatton | November 4, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Crosby will fight (more like try to jerk opposition down by sweater), OV won't. Whether you like Cindy or not, at least he will fight.

Posted by: doughless | November 4, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Crosby will fight (more like try to jerk opposition down by sweater), OV won't. Whether you like Cindy or not, at least he will fight.

Posted by: doughless | November 4, 2010 5:26 PM

So if Ovi targeted and beat the crap out of Patrick Kane, would that make him a tough guy like Sid? Maybe H. or D. Sedin since they are closer to Ovi's size?

I'm not against Ovi fighting, but avoiding 5 minute major penalties isn't proof that he is a coward. Ovi takes hits just as well as he gives them and has taken a number of punches to the face in scrums. The guy took on the entire Columbus bench by himself last year, remember? Just because Ovi's skirmishes are not labeled fights, doesn't mean he's running scared.

Posted by: ablake70 | November 4, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully, the Caps will acquire another defenseman before the playoffs. Or, even better, near the beginning of next year, to get more integrated with the Caps system.

I figure what they need is a guy who can play as part of the 2nd pairing (with Poti). Granted that was supposed to be the need that Corvo was to fill last spring, even though it didn't work out as well as we would have liked.

Is there a team out there who has such a caliber defenseman available? And would they take Flash in return. Don't get me wrong. I have nothing personal against Flash as a player. He's a productive forward but is probably the most expendable of our current cast. Our current defense corps is quite thin as evidenced by the fact that we were down to Fahey who is obviously not trusted as evidenced by the small number of minutes.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | November 4, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

So if Ovi targeted and beat the crap out of Patrick Kane, would that make him a tough guy like Sid? Maybe H. or D. Sedin since they are closer to Ovi's size?

I'm not against Ovi fighting, but avoiding 5 minute major penalties isn't proof that he is a coward. Ovi takes hits just as well as he gives them and has taken a number of punches to the face in scrums. The guy took on the entire Columbus bench by himself last year, remember? Just because Ovi's skirmishes are not labeled fights, doesn't mean he's running scared.

Posted by: ablake70

Who said anything about Kane or the Sedins? No one said Crosby's a tough guy, but I'll bet his teammates have even more respect after that fight last night. Not that Crosby is special, there are quite a few Captains who will fight, guys like Iginla, Phaneuf, Morrow, Horcoff. It doesn't matter who OV would fight, it's the message it would send to his team. Take Mike Richards, he went with Matt Cooke last week right off the opening face off. From the reports, he didn't tell his coach, or his teammates, he just did it, to set the tone and send a message.

Posted by: Fletch22 | November 4, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

@ Fletch22

Datsyuk vs. Perry, Steckel vs. Konopoka, Bradley vs. anyone; those are the fights that would make me respect my teammate more. Those guys took on better, more experienced fighters despite the odds. Sitting on the bench and picking out the Flash of the Dallas Stars to scrap with is an embarrassment. By Niskanen's admission, he was picked because he is the smallest guy on the team. No other reason. If Sid is picking fights, he should have at least chosen someone with more fighting experience.

That said, I don't think anyone has to fight to get respect. Ovi gets enough respect doing what he does. But if he ever chose to partake in a staged fight, I would lose respect for him if his opponent were someone like H. Sedin. A spur of the moment fight is different.

Posted by: ablake70 | November 4, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Everyone seems convinced that a GMGM "deal" will happen at some point. I used to believe that nonsense too, especially after the Montreal debacle. Then I checked in every day all summer long to no avail. No center, No defenseman. Nothing. So now we'll wait until the trade deadline, bring in somebody like Corvo again and be out by Round 2 of the playoffs. The Belanger circus still makes no sense, at least you had a guy who was a veteran, played defense, and WON faceoffs.

Posted by: kcbrichmond | November 4, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

It would have been nice to keep Belanger. Too bad his agent was an idiot. He should have picked better representation.

It's sorta funny he attacked Caps management and then they released the behind-the-scenes details that they offered him 2 years for like ~1.6 mil and his agent slept on it, then he signed a 700k one year deal in Pheonix. Oh well, nobody is perfect.

Posted by: LloydChristmas | November 4, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Bieksa is likely to be traded from Vancouver once Salo recovers from his injury(salary cap forces them to get rid of somebody). He would be the most likely candidate to come to the Caps. It was probably the fluke injury to Salo that stopped the Bieksa trade in the first place. However, another team looking for D could also try to make a play for him.

Posted by: sgm3 | November 4, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

I cannot believe some are still on the Belanger wagon. I was in Phoenix last week and watched the Coyotes play the Lightning and Belanger looked HORRIBLE. He is second on his team in scoring, yeah, but Jovanovski is leading Phoenix in scoring with 9 points in 12 games. The Caps were lucky they didn't end up signing him.

Posted by: fanohock1 | November 5, 2010 6:30 AM | Report abuse

fanohock,

I did not see the game you did but even Belanger said in an interview that he was taking on a role in Phoenix that he has never taken on before and that was one of a scoring forward. As a third line checking center who plays PK minutes I think he is adequate, as a 1st/2nd line guy with PP minutes......not so much!!

Posted by: PhilR | November 5, 2010 7:58 AM | Report abuse

FYI, TSN has breached the star players fighting topic. They even bring up Semin's scuffle with Staal that we have fun with here on CI. As on here, there are opinions on both sides of the fence. http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=339876

Posted by: fanohock1 | November 5, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Respecting OV fighting versus Sid-the-Kid, OV is so strong and intense, if he got in a hit with most any other forward, that guy would leave the ice on a strecher. OV would get a 5 min major, 10 min game misconduct and a 2 game suspension. Sid's attacking a non-fighter and unsuspecting player on a faceoff earns him accolades from his fan club, the NHL refs. hahahahaha

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS1 | November 5, 2010 8:43 AM | Report abuse

Looking forward, I really hope the Caps put together a complete game tonight. TT is on top of his game and Chara is great at covering OV. The Caps cannot win this on talent and run and gun hockey. They have to hunker down and play playoff style hockey. I hope they are up to such play. They have to get traffic in front of the net, so they need offensive zone time to set that up. They need to shoot high percentage shots like rebounds and trash, in-tight mucker goals. They will also need both strong back and fore-checking. They need to nix the stretch pass nonsense and floating forwards baloney.

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS1 | November 5, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Datsyuk vs. Perry, Steckel vs. Konopoka, Bradley vs. anyone; those are the fights that would make me respect my teammate more. Those guys took on better, more experienced fighters despite the odds. Sitting on the bench and picking out the Flash of the Dallas Stars to scrap with is an embarrassment. By Niskanen's admission, he was picked because he is the smallest guy on the team. No other reason. If Sid is picking fights, he should have at least chosen someone with more fighting experience.

That said, I don't think anyone has to fight to get respect. Ovi gets enough respect doing what he does. But if he ever chose to partake in a staged fight, I would lose respect for him if his opponent were someone like H. Sedin. A spur of the moment fight is different.

Posted by: ablake70

I agree with you that players don't need to fight to get respect. I'm not even saying OV should fight, but there is a time and a place where a captain can, and should, go to battle for his team. That's all.

@JIMSMALLCAPS, Crosby attacked no one. Watch the fight, they're lined up next to eachother and they drop the gloves the same time. Nisaknen could've said no, or skated away, but he dropped his gloves at the same time that Crosby did. I have no love for Crosby, but you guys making stuff up about him is just as bad as Pitt fans (and that scum Damien Cox) making stuff up about OV. Niskanen is full of it, Crosby didn't pick on him. He most likely asked him to go, and Niskanen dropped his gloves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXhwSyTQS2M

Posted by: Fletch22 | November 5, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Looking forward, I really hope the Caps put together a complete game tonight. TT is on top of his game and Chara is great at covering OV. The Caps cannot win this on talent and run and gun hockey. They have to hunker down and play playoff style hockey. I hope they are up to such play. They have to get traffic in front of the net, so they need offensive zone time to set that up. They need to shoot high percentage shots like rebounds and trash, in-tight mucker goals. They will also need both strong back and fore-checking. They need to nix the stretch pass nonsense and floating forwards baloney.

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS1 | November 5, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

I don't think the Caps have played run and gun in any manner this season.

Whenever a defenseman makes a rush a forward is always staying back covering for him. The Caps have not been pushing forward anywhere near the amount they did in previous seasons. Yes, in a few games they have taken advantage of open spots and converted. But the Caps have given up a lot less odd man rushes and shots per game this season.

The presence of Green on the PP should be very helpful versus the Bruins.

Posted by: sgm3 | November 5, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Fletch, I was trolling the troll, biggameskidmark. And last year Sid did jump Brett McLean in the FO circle. I was being purposefully over the top to poke fun at how ludicrous some of the statements have been. I was playing on the Chuck Norris nonsense, replacing CN with OV. It was a lark, honestly.

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS1 | November 5, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Fletch22,

I think you and I are watching two different fights here. It is rather obvious that Crosby picked the smallest player on the ice and instigated the scuffle. I give Crosby props as a great player but that was not one of his shining moments, he was pissed off and picked on the smallest individual he could find.

Posted by: PhilR | November 5, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Whoops confused two of Squids cheapshots episodes. The McLean fight is when McLean was tangled up already and Sid hits him a few times in the back of the head and then the nut sack. Stay classy Sidego

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS1 | November 5, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

@JIMALLCAPS

True, Chara has done well against Ovie. But, if BB decides to keep SOB together, and if Chara has to focus on Ovie, they now have the vicious Semin to go to. And lets be honest, the last thing an opposing team wants to do is decide which of those 2 need to be double teamed, leaving the other open. Win win for us, lose lose for them. :P

Posted by: SeminAllOverTheIce | November 5, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Unfortunately I think SOB may have already worn out their welcome with BB, didn't he split them up in the third in the last game?

Posted by: PhilR | November 5, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, but he has done that before and let them start anew the next game. Guess we will have to wait and see what the lines end up being.

Posted by: SeminAllOverTheIce | November 5, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

@JIM, my aplogies, I didn't realize you were responding to a troll. I go to the box, I feel shame.

@PhilR, watch the video, I think around the :33 mark, they show a replay. Crosby instigated nothing, and he attacked no one. They dropped their gloves at the exact same time. Niskanen could've skated away or said he didn't want to fight. Guys get asked to fight all the time when they line up. That's doesn't constitue instigating. Crosby even went to remove his bucket, but Niskanen kept his on.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXZNnZxKkJ8

Posted by: Fletch22 | November 5, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

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