Friday, July 17, 2009

Swapping Badgers?

Well, I guess it depends on whether you consider defenseman Nigel Williams a Badger or not. Seeing as he didn't even stay a full season (heck, he didn't even make it to Christmas break) before bolting for the OHL, I'd say it's stretching things "just a bit". He played in just 1 game for the Badgers. But even if you don't consider him a Badger (and honestly I don't, although I have no hard feelings toward him), he's still a player of interest to Badger fans, I think. (At the very least, I know HatchetJoe will be interested.) After 2 years in the O, Williams played last season with the AHL's Lake Erie Monsters (Colorado Avalanche affiliate).

There's no argument about Brian Fahey being a Badger. He played 4 years on the Badgers' blueline (1999-2003). He's spent most of his professional career in the AHL, with a couple of stints in the ECHL. Most recently, he spent last year with the Hartford Wolfpack (NY Rangers affiliate) and the 2 prior years with the Chicago Wolves (Atlanta Thrashers affiliate).

Anyway, the point of this post --the New York Rangers have traded Brian Fahey to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Nigel Williams. (Thanks to "anonymouse" for the heads-up.)