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Latest Joel Ward Items
Fans are keenly aware of the hatred between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins. Whether it is viewed in the prism of Alex Ovechkin vs. Sidney Crosby, or Dale Hunter vs. Mario Lemieux, the rivalry is undoubtedly one of the most prominent in the NHL.
Previewing the Washington Capitals offense
When Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee began making roster changes this past summer, he didn't target skaters who could score goals or stop shots.
Last season, if Mike Knuble was healthy you could write his name into the first-line right wing spot for the Capitals. But this training camp it appears that's not a certainty anymore.
Training camp is barely a couple of days old, so the line combinations that Bruce Boudreau throws out there for the Washington Capitals aren't set.
Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward got a message Wednesday afternoon from a friend asking if he had heard about Wade Belak. Ward, who played with Belak in Nashville, immediately thought of the television show the ex-NHL enforcer was taking part in – "Battle of the Blades."
Joel Ward got his pay day on July 1 — a four-year contract with the Washington Capitals worth $12 million. But he earned that money in April and May, showcasing himself as a dynamic playoff scorer.
Usually, the trade deadline in February is when NHL general managers take a look at their teams and make moves to prepare for the playoffs. But after a few years of failure in April and May, Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee got a head start.
When joining a new team, just about every player talks about the desire to win a Stanley Cup. "I want to try to bring a Cup to [insert city here]" is usually a quote you can predict ahead of time.