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 Close Game With The Rangers Looming: How Do These Teams Stack up When The Score Is Within a Goal

Photo: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports In the Capitals’ last 10 games, exactly one half have gone to at least overtime, and three of those tilts went all the way to a shootout. In the matchups where the Capitals did not … Continue reading

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Quick Stats: Anaheim Ducks Have A 0% Winning Percentage When They Out-shoot Their Opponents?

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Today, we’ll take a quick look at some interesting tidbits regarding the Caps’ match-up with the Anaheim Ducks tonight. The Ducks are a really interesting team statistically, and there are a few trends to be … Continue reading

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Regression Or Progression: Whose Scoring Output Will Increase Or Decrease?

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images Thus far into the 2019-20 season, the Washington Capitals are the highest scoring team in the NHL. While this is a great place to be for the first place team in the NHL, is this … Continue reading

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In the Nick of Time: How Has Nick Jensen Fared in Washington?

On February 22, 2019, the Capitals acquired Nick Jensen and a 2019 5th round pick (used to draft Arseni Gritsyuk) from the Detroit Red Wings for Madison Bowey and a 2020 2nd round draft selection. The Capitals were looking to … Continue reading

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Checking In: 7 Keys to the Capitals Winning a Second Stanley Cup

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Prior to the start of the 2019-20 NHL regular season, we outlined seven keys to the Capitals returning and winning a second Stanley Cup in three seasons (here). We’ll take a look at how the … Continue reading

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Bottom Feeders: Capitals’ Bottom Six Key Ingredient To Capitals Winning Ways

Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images Following the Colorado Avalanche’s 6-3 trouncing of the Caps on October 14th, Capitals bench boss Todd Reirden shook-up the line combinations across all four lines, but more interestingly, he implemented unique combinations on … Continue reading

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Deserving A Shot In The Top Four? An Initial Comparison Of Radko Gudas vs. Nick Jensen

Coming into the 2019-20 regular season, Nick Jensen was the presumptive choice for a role in the top four defensive group, paired with Dmitry Orlov. Now with eight games of the season (10%) in the books, we’ve already seen significant … Continue reading

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Cause for Concern? Is Braden Holtby’s Slow Start a Career Trend, Or An Aberration?

There have been quite a few questions regarding Braden Holtby’s performance through his first five starts this season. Yes, he’s struggled to start to the season, but is this what we can expect from Holtby, based off of his October … Continue reading

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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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