Author Archives: Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.

Meet the New Guy: Tyler Graovac

Tyler Graovac, 24, was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the 7th round (191st overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Graovac registered 7 goals and 2 assists in 57 career NHL games, all during the 2016-2017 season with the Wild.

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Optimizing the Capitals’ Forward Lineup

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Since Ryan Stimson has published his piece about individual playing styles and how they mesh with each other on Hockey-Graphs, I wanted to do the exercise of finding the most optimal Caps lineup. Then I read … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom and Sebastian Aho Shoot Warrior Spot in Finland

Photo: Warrior Hockey Washington Capitals’ centerman Nicklas Backstrom was is Helsinki, Finland on Thursday to shoot a promotional video for Warrior Hockey. 

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Catching Up with Capitals Center Lars Eller

Photos: Rodovre Might Bulls Just like other Capitals players hailing from Scandinavia, the offseason is a time for returning to their homeland to spend time with family and friends, stepping away from the public spotlight and dropping off the grid.  Always … Continue reading

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Photos from the Oshie Family Photo Session

Photos: @LauraAnn_Photography The Oshie’s, along with their photographer, Laura Ann Photography, have released a few photos from the Oshie family photo session, held recently at their home in Minnesota. As expected, the photos are adorable. 

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Will the Capitals Defense be Alright?

Since the end of the season, the position that has been weakened the most on the Capitals has undoubtedly been the defense. Losing Schmidt, Alzner and Shattenkirk looks really bad on paper and raises quite a few questions: “Who is … Continue reading

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5-Years Later: Evaluation of Top Forwards Picked in 2012 Draft

Leading into the NHL Entry Draft of 2012, the consensus #1 pick was expected to be Nail Yakupov, a Russian-born player who played Juniors with the Sarnia Sting. One slogan for slumping teams in tank mode was “Fail for Nail”. 

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Washington Capitals News and Rumors Roundup: Kuznetsov, Ovechkin, Lockout

We’ve officially reached the lazy days of the off-season, but that doesn’t mean Capitals news and rumors have taken the summer off. Here is the latest Capitals news from the hockey world: 

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Who won the offseason thus far?

Photos: TSN The offseason has been a busy one so far. A lot of teams have gotten better through free agency, the draft, and trades with other teams. It’s hard to name just one team because a lot of teams … Continue reading

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Capitals Sign Wayne Simpson

Photo: Team Shred Photography The Washington Capitals have signed right wing Wayne Simpson to a one-year, two-way contract ($650,000 in the NHL/$140,000 in the AHL), senior vice president and General Manager Brian MacLellan announced today. 

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