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.

Postgame Analytics: Top-Six Scoring Returns, Capital Drop Bruins, 2-1

Photo: @Capitals On Sunday afternoon, the Capitals grabbed their first win of the round robin portion of the 2020 NHL Playoffs, earning the third seed in the Eastern Conference and a first round matchup against the sixth seeded New York … Continue reading

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Analytical Preview For Capitals’ Round Robin Matchup Against the Boston Bruins

Photo: NHL via Getty Images In the Washington Capitals‘ final round robin matchup of the 2020 NHL Playoffs, they’ll face off against the Boston Bruins, the top team in the Eastern Conference during the truncated 2019-20 NHL Regular Season. With … Continue reading

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Postgame Analytics: Capitals fall to Flyers 3-1 in Second Round Robin Game

Photo: Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images In the Capitals’ second round robin matinee matchup of the postseason, the Capitals fell to the Flyers 3-1, with the main story of the game being the well-trodden path to the Caps’ penalty box.

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Analytical Preview of Capitals Round Robin Matchup Against the Philadelphia Flyers

AP Photo/Nick Wass The Washington Capitals will be taking on the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday in their second round robin game of the 2020 NHL Playoffs. The Flyers ended the truncated 2020 NHL regular season as one of the league’s … Continue reading

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Postgame Analytics: Capitals Fall to Lightning 3-2 in the Shootout

Photo: @Capitals In Monday afternoon’s round robin matinee action, the Capitals fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in the shootout. This game had its ebbs and flows on the ice, with the Lightning surging early, and the Caps pushing … Continue reading

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Analytical Preview of Capitals Round Robin Matchup Against Tampa Bay Lightning

AP Photo/Nick Wass Following an extended layoff due to the global pandemic, the Washington Capitals are entering the 2020 NHL Playoffs as the top seed in the Metropolitan Division. Washington will play three round robin games while the qualifying round … Continue reading

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Manning the Pipes: Who Should Start in Goal For The Washington Capitals?

As the NHL prepares for the resumption of play for the 24 team playoff format at the end of the month, there will clearly be plenty of unknowns regarding quality of play. With such an extensive period of no games … Continue reading

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Grading the 2019-20 Capitals’ Defensemen (So Far)

As we look back on the Capitals’ performance so far this season, hopeful that the season will pick back up in some fashion relatively soon, we next take a glance at the Caps’ defensive corps, and evaluate their performance so … Continue reading

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Grading the Capitals’ Forwards for the 2019-2020 Season (So Far)

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Through 69 games this season, the Caps find themselves atop the Metropolitan Division by a single point over the Philadelphia Flyers. The Capitals’ forward group has a lot to do with the standings position they’re … Continue reading

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What Will the 2020-21 Capitals Roster Look Like?

Prior to the shutdown of NHL operations due to COVID-19, there were reports that the salary cap ceiling could increase to a value between $84M and $88.2M. Given the fact that the NHL may lose revenue from the key stretch … Continue reading

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