NoVa Caps Podcast – The Home Stretch!


The NoVa Caps Podcast team is pleased to share their most recent recording. In this episode, recorded on Thursday, March 29th, Gabe, George and Scott welcome the newest NoVa Caps cast member, Craig Luecke!

Craig has been a Washington sports fan his entire life from the days of the Redskins and Senators at RFK to the Caps / Bullets at the Capital Centre. Some of you may remember Craig as ‘Backdraft’ his on-air nickname while working for the Sports Junkies in their early days. In addition, Craig also worked with the Don and Mike Show, G Gordon Liddy, and various other programs while at WJFK / CBS Radio.

Craig considers himself a ‘mainstream’ Caps fan who is always there year after year no matter what. Craig recently retired as a Firefighter Paramedic with the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department as well as the International Urban Search & Rescue Team. Craig’s last major project was the World Police & Fire Games. This event brought 10,000 athletes from 70 countries to the National Capital Region including 90 hockey teams.

We are very excited about having Craig join our cast!

The NoVa Caps Podcast is available for your listening pleasure in the NoVa Caps iTunes library that you can find by clicking here: You’ll want to make sure to subscribe to the NoVa Caps PodCast library within iTunes so that you’ll be sure not to miss an episode!

In this recording the NoVa Caps PodCast team discusses a variety of topics, including:

  • Recent Game Roundtable, PIT, OTT, NJ, STL & CBJ
    • From the Frozen Pitch – Chimmer Heads One In (PIT)
    • Score Early! – Period 1: Richards, Ovechkin, Backstrom (OTT)
    • 3-on-3 Looks Good on Carlson’s 1st Game Back from LTIR (NJ)
    • A Very Blue Fan Appreciation Night at the Phone Booth (STL)
    • Presidents’ Trophy – check, golf clap, let’s move on…(CBJ)
  • First Round Preferences – Cast Favorite: Detroit
  • Second Star: Barry Trotz
  • Season MVP: Braden Holtby – History In The Making
  • Tough Love: Trotz on Accountability
  • Blue Line: Weber and Orlov
  • What? A Washington Team with NO ONE on IR or LTIR!
  • And much more from around the NHL

The NoVa Caps PodCast team welcomes feedback and suggestions from our listeners – so, please feel free to send us an email to with your thoughts, comments and or ideas for segments in upcoming recordings.

Get comfortable, sit back and relax and enjoy the conversation.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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