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.

A Deeper Dive on Brenden Dillon

Photo: @Capitals On Tuesday, February 18th, the Capitals traded the 2020 second round selection from Colorado, and a conditional third round pick to the San Jose Sharks for defenseman Brenden Dillon. The fact that MacLellan went after a defenseman near … Continue reading

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Held Together By Holtby – Are the Last Four Games an Indication That Braden Holtby is “Back” ?

Photo: Zak Krill/NHLI via Getty Images It’s been no secret that the Washington Capitals have struggled over the past few months, stumbling to a 10-10-0 record over their last 20 games. While the Caps as a team are still slumping, … Continue reading

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Eller Elevated: How Lars Eller Has Made an Impact While in a Top-Six Role

As Evgeny Kuznetsov recovers from his upper body injury sustained against the New York Islanders on February 10th, Lars Eller has been slotted into his vacancy on the second line with TJ Oshie and Jakub Vrana. Earlier this season, Eller … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Teams: The Capitals’ Drastic Regression Started Earlier Than One Might Think

Patrick Smith/Getty Images For the past seven games, since they returned from the NHL All-Star bye week, the Capitals have struggled to rekindle the momentum the team had earlier in the season, going 3-4-0 since coming off the week-long break. … Continue reading

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Reviewing The Nick Jensen and Madison Bowey Trade One Year Later

On February 22, 2019, the Washington Capitals acquired defenseman Nick Jensen from the Detroit Red Wings, sending Detroit defenseman Madison Bowey and a 2020 second-round draft pick. Shortly after announcing the trade, Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan announced that the … Continue reading

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How Martin Fehérváry Fared In His Return To The Capitals

After a relatively surprising call-up yesterday, Martin Fehérváry entered the Caps lineup, purely for evaluation purposes. The match-up against the rebuilding Los Angeles Kings seemed to make the most sense, as Fehérváry subbed for Jonas Siegenthaler on the third pairing … Continue reading

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Statistical Ranking of the Goaltending Tandems in the Metropolitan Division

Through the season thus far, we’ve gathered enough of a sample size to rank the performances and quality of goaltending for each team in the Metropolitan Division by goaltending tandem. We’ll be taking into account a myriad of statistics to … Continue reading

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Postgame Analysis: Caps Fall to Penguins in First Matchup of the Season

Scott Taetsch/Getty Images In their first matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, the Caps fell behind in the second period and were unable to retake the lead. After a relatively flat first two periods, the Caps came out roaring … Continue reading

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Tracking Gr8ness: The Path To 895 Goals For Alex Ovechkin

Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin has been on a scorching-hot scoring pace recently, recording 11 goals and notching an assist in his last five games. This was the first time in Ovechkin’s career that he’s accomplished this feat, and it comes … Continue reading

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A Look at Potential Trade Deadline Acquisitions For The Washington Capitals

Photo: NHL via Getty Images As the Capitals start to make their way down the stretch of the 2019-20 regular season, there are opportunities to improve the roster as it stands, and likely opportunities to improve the roster’s depth at … Continue reading

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