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Joel Ward

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Keller @ Large: Ostracize Racist Tweeters Into Full-Scale Retreat

We can – and should – remain aware of and outraged by the casual racism that still lingers in our culture.

05/09/2012

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25:  Mike Knuble #22 of the Washington Capitals celebrates teammate Joel Ward's goal to win as as Tim Thomas #30 and Brian Rolston #12 of the Boston Bruins look on after Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 25, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Washington Capitals defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 in overtime.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Former NHL Ref Fraser Says Capitals’ Game 7-Winning Goal Was Illegal

If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, then it would be Christmas every day, and the Bruins would still be alive in the NHL playoffs.

04/27/2012

Joel Ward of the Washington Capitals is congratulated after he scored the game winning goal against the Boston Bruins in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at TD Garden on April 25, 2012. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Good News Comes Out Of Racist Tweets Episode

But before we hose down the sidewalk, let’s consider some of the good news that came out of the episode.

04/27/2012

Joel Ward of the Washington Capitals is congratulated after he scored the game winning goal against the Boston Bruins in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at TD Garden on April 25, 2012. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Bruins Call Racist Tweets About Joel Ward ‘Classless’ And ‘Ignorant’

Joel Ward’s dramatic goal prompted dozens of Twitter users to send out a barrage of racist, hate-fueled messages about Ward.

04/26/2012

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