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Joel Ward Never Has A Bad Day

Perhaps the most impressive thing about Joel Ward is his life motto.

Undrafted, college graduate, AHL veteran, the Capitals’ newly signed Ward knows the non-glamorous side to being a professional athlete. He told OFB that being a leader sometimes means stepping out of a personal comfort zone in order to get someone to listen. But then comes his life motto—”Never have a bad day”—and you understand what makes him stand out in a sports culture of NFL lockouts and hour-long sporting events dedicated to one player’s decision to change teams.

Ward told OFB he’s excited about the makeup of his new team and says it will be fun to watch guys like Mike Green, Alex Ovechkin, and Alexander Semin as teammates. And the Capitals fanbase has already made an impression on him from his time in an opposing team’s jersey. Ward described the Capitals’ fan support as unbelievable, gave a verbal stick tap to the sea of red jerseys , and talked about how he could see the passion among Capitals faithful. Continue reading

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A Flurry Of Moves in Capsville

Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis hinted at big moves; GM George McPhee surely did not disappoint.

From bringing back a former team captain (something Pittsburgh was unable to do) to bidding Do svidaniya to an oft-injured netminder, Capitals fans will be seeing lots of new names in red, white, and blue. Team OFB discusses the Caps’ moves, and what might be next. Continue reading

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