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.

The Capitals Fourth Line Center Position: Nic Dowd vs. Chandler Stephenson

It was expected that the Washington Capitals would have some shaking-up to do to their lineup once Evgeny Kuznetsov returned from his three-game suspension earlier this week, mainly with regards to freeing up salary cap space so that the Capitals could … Continue reading

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Revisiting The Caps’ Defensive Corps After First Three Games

Photo by Joe Puetz/NHLI via Getty Images One of the keys to return to Stanley Cup glory for the Caps this season is the stability and performance of the defensive corps. Through the first three games of the season, the … Continue reading

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A Look At The Capitals Possession Metrics And High Danger Chances Against

Photo: @Capitals After a low-scoring defensive matchup with former bench boss Barry Trotz and the Islanders, the Capitals came out victorious 2-1 in Ilya Samsonov’s NHL debut. This was a strong showing in all phases of the game by the … Continue reading

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How Did Martin Fehérváry Perform In His First NHL Start?

Photo by Scott Rovak/NHLI via Getty Images The soon-to-be 20-year-old Martin Fehérváry made his NHL debut last night, partnering with Radko Gudas on the third pair. Fehérváry stepped directly into the NHL spotlight, seeing the fanfare of what a Stanley … Continue reading

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Examining The Shift In The Washington Capitals Team Persona

The Washington Capitals enter the 2019-20 NHL regular season with an intriguing shift in team characteristics, particularly for depth roles in the bottom six forward group and the bottom two defensive pairings. In this piece we take a look at … Continue reading

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7 Keys To The Capitals Winning a Second Stanley Cup

Photo: Stephen R. Sylvanie/USA Today Sports, via Reuters If the Capitals are to win their second Stanley Cup in three seasons, there’s a number of things that the team will need to accomplish, address, and adjust to climb the proverbial … Continue reading

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Rounding out the Roster: Which Players Will Make the Capitals’ Final Roster?

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images After making a second round of cuts to their preseason roster, a clearer picture on who will be on the final roster for the Capitals is being drawn. With the added salary cap ceiling cushion that … Continue reading

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2019 Caps Media Day – Radko Gudas Ready To Get After It

Entering his first season as a Capital, Radko Gudas is expected to be a physical presence on the Caps’ backend. He commented on a myriad of topics, like reuniting with former teammate in the Tampa system, Richard Panik, and the … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals 2019-20 Training Camp Preview: Lineup Battles, Salary Cap Decisions, and More Storylines to Watch

As the Capitals’ training camp kicks off tomorrow, there are going to be a few storylines fans will want to keep an eye on. The 2019-20 season is set to be one of the more important campaigns in the Alex … Continue reading

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Fresh Faces, Fresh Places: A Closer Look At Richard Panik

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson After the Capitals and right wing Brett Connolly decided to part ways this summer, Brian MacLellan and the Capitals needed to fill his spot on the third line. MacLellan moved fast, and signed veteran right winger Richard … Continue reading

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