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After time in Nashville, Joel Ward brings unique outlook on new Capitals Coach Barry Trotz

Joel Ward’s fourth head coach in four seasons happens to be an old friend, so when the forward arrived at the team’s practice facility for its annual offseason blood drive on Saturday afternoon, he came as the unofficial liaison for Barry Trotz, the player who best knows what makes the new bench boss tick. “I think now I’ve got to tell some guys a few things,” Ward said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Predator Ward represents tricky lesson in NHL economics

When the Washington Capitals awarded Joel Ward a four-year, $12-million contract in 2011, it seemed like an outrageous sum at the time. Ward was coming off a regular season in which he scored 10 goals in 80 games. However, significantly, he also was the Nashville Predators' leading playoff scorer (both in goals with seven and points with 13 in 12 games) in what was, at the time...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

African American history month Day three: Capitals’ Joel Ward

Joel Ward, seen here with former teammate Jordan Tootoo, celebrate one of Ward’s 6 goals in the 2011 Playoffs (courtesy of the Prince Edward Island Guardian) December the 2nd of 1980 became a big day in the Ward household in North York, Ontario for Cecilia and Randal Ward, for their lives were changed forever on that day as baby Joel Randal Ward was brought into this world. 31...
Via DC Sports-Kings
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps player trapped in bathroom stall, gets rescued by teammates

Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward stepped away to go to the bathroom. After tidying up, Ward went to exit his stall but couldn't. He was trapped.
Via Gamedayr
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals' Ward: Race issue 'will always be there'

Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward says he's not bothered by the racist tweets that greeted his series-winning goal in the opening round of the playoffs. Ward, one of a handful of black players in the NHL, was the target of numerous racial insults on Twitter moments after he scored the overtime Game 7 goal Wednesday against Boston. Ward said Friday it's a ''few...
Via AP on Fox
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Joel Ward unfazed by racist tweets

Following his series-clinching goal in overtime of Game 7 against the Bruins, Twitter was inundated with ugly tweets regarding Ward's race. But Ward remains unaffected, saying, "It doesn't faze me at all."

Via NESN.com
April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Bruins condemn racist tweets by fans

The Boston Bruins condemned a flurry of racist Twitter comments Thursday posted by the team's fans after the Washington Capitals' Joel Ward scored a series clinching goal to end Boston's season. Several Bruins fans took to the social networking site immediately following the Game 7 overtime loss Wednesday night with an onslaught of racial slurs directed at Ward. "...
Via Fox Sports
April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Bruins Issue Statement Regarding 'Classless' Racist Comments Directed at Washington's Joel Ward

The Bruins released a statement on Thursday afternoon denouncing the behavior of some "fans" who made racist comments about Washington's Joel Ward following his game-winning goal in Game 7. Ward was the victim of racial taunts and slurs on Twitter shortly after his goal in overtime helped the Capitals eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champions. The Bruins' statement...
Via NESN.com
April 26, 2012  |  1 Comment

Here's the awesome radio call of Joel Ward's Game 7 winner for the Capitals

One of those few occasions you wouldn't hardly trade anything in sports for is a Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 7 going into overtime with the great Doc Emrick on the call.  Luckily, we had that last night as the Capitals and Bruins played a thrilling Game 7 to end their 1st Round series.  Washington forward Joel Ward scored the game winner in the overtime period to send the Capitals...
Via Awful Announcing
April 26, 2012  |  Discuss
SERIES ENDER

Caps score in OT to knock out Bruins

How do you quiet 18K fans at the drop of a hat? Score a game-winner in game 7 of a Stanley Cup playoff game. That is exactly what Joel Ward of the Washington Capitals did to send the the defending champion Boston Bruins home for the year. The loss for the Bruins made them the [...]
Via The Victory Formation
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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