Author Archives: Justin Trudel

About Justin Trudel

Justin is a lifelong Caps fan, with some of his first memories of the sport watching the team in the USAir Arena and the 1998 Stanley Cup appearance. Now a resident of St. Augustine, FL, Justin watches the Caps from afar. Justin graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Political Science from Towson University, and a Master's of Science in Applied Information Technology from Towson University. Justin is currently a product manager at a non-profit in Jacksonville, FL. Justin enjoys geeking out over roster construction and cap management.

Minding The Net: Which Team Has The Best Goaltending Tandem in the Metropolitan?

The Metropolitan Division has no shortage of elite and extremely talented goaltenders manning the cage for their respective teams. From solidified veterans like Henrik Lundqvist and Braden Holtby, up-and-coming talents like Carter Hart and MacKenzie Blackwood, and a fringe elite … Continue reading

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Part 4: WAR! What Is It Good For? Projecting the Pacific Division Standings by Expected WAR Standings Point Projections

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images In part four of our series on projecting the 2019-20 NHL divisional standings by the “WAR” statistical metric, we’ll be taking a look at the Pacific Division.  If you missed the first three parts, here … Continue reading

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Part 3: WAR! What Is It Good For? Projecting The Central Division Standings by Expected WAR Standings Point Projections

Photo: Jeff Roberson/AP In part three of our series on projecting the 2019-20 NHL standings by division via the WAR metric, we take a look at the Central Division. According to the projections below, the Central division is likely going … Continue reading

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Caps Over the Cap: An Option For The Capitals To Be Cap Compliant After the Djoos and Stephenson Signings

After Christian Djoos was awarded a one year, $1.25 million contract in arbitration and Chandler Stephenson was signed to a one year, $1,050,000 contract before his August 1st arbitration hearing, the Capitals find themselves over the salary cap. Luckily, teams … Continue reading

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Part 2: WAR! What Is It Good For? Projecting the Atlantic Division Standings by Expected WAR Standings Point Projections

Photo: NHL In Part 2 of our series for projecting out the 2019-20 NHL standings by division, we’ll be analyzing the Atlantic Division. At a glance, the Atlantic is the home to some of the best teams in the NHL, … Continue reading

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WAR! What Is It Good For? Projecting the Metro Division Standings by Expected WAR Standings Point Projections

Photo: Patrick Smith One of the new, “revolutionary” metrics that hockey statisticians are starting to calculate and track is Wins Above Replacement (WAR). WAR essentially combines all of a player’s contributions statistically into one overall metric. This calculation allows for … Continue reading

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An Analysis of Washington Capitals 2nd Round Pick Brett Leason

With the 56th overall selection in the second round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals selected 20 year-old right wing Brett Leason from the Western Hockey League’s Prince Albert Raiders. Leason had a strong performance in the … Continue reading

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