Category Archives: Bengt Gustafsson

A Wicked and Freak Injury and Its Potential Impact on a Promising Postseason

The prospect is very real that Dennis Wideman, the Capitals’ very best defenseman, won’t play hockey again this season. And that would be an enormous setback for a surging hockey club plausibly optimistic — if it somehow can regain some … Continue reading


Posted in Bengt Gustafsson, Dennis Wideman, Eastern Conference, Hockey injuries, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Washington Capitals | 10 Comments

What Are Your 10 Best Caps’ Games of All Time?

The first thing you notice about the newly released 10 Greatest Capitals Games DVD collection is its Ovi-centric-ness: five of the ten games come from the Capitals’ past five seasons. There is, unfortunately, an unavoidably practical reason for this. Put … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Bengt Gustafsson, Bryan Murray, Chicago Blackhawks, Dale Hunter, Media, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals | 22 Comments

Top of the Tweet for the Week of December 5

We thought it might be fun and interesting to highlight Top Tweets from the Captials’ Twitter community we came across during the past week. And we’ll probably offer up a roundup of Top Tweets each week. This week was filled … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, American Hockey League, Bengt Gustafsson, Chris Bourque, Corey Masisak, Dan Steinberg, Dmitry Chesnokov, John Walton, Media, Mike Vogel, Nate Ewell, National Hockey League, NHL, Twitter, Washington Capitals | Tagged , | 3 Comments

A New Era of Gustafsson Starts in Washington

Oh to be a hockey-indifferent girl in the Gustafsson household. Dad Bengt of course is a hockey legend, both as an NHL player and international coach. Son Anton is a first-round NHL draft pick, and following in father’s footsteps pursuing … Continue reading

Posted in Anton Gustafsson, Bengt Gustafsson, Bruce Boudreau, Dmitry Kugryshev, Former Coaches & Players, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Mathieu Perreault, Prospects, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

An End of Summer Letter to Comcast SportsNet

My Friends at Comcast SportsNet: On behalf of the entire OFB team, I want to express appreciation for your enthusiastic support of OFB and Washington’s hockey blogs, and convey my team’s anticipation for your coverage of the Caps in 2008-09. … Continue reading

Posted in Anton Gustafsson, Bengt Gustafsson, Bruce Boudreau, Comcast SportsNet, Entry Draft, Hockey Towns, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, TV, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments

Numbers Game


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A Look Back at Bengt

The Capitals’ first-round pick of Anton Gustafsson has given everyone a chance to take a look back at the career of his father, Bengt (or Bengt-?Öke as he is better known outside of the NHL). Dan Steinberg spent some time … Continue reading

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Morning After Draft Reflections

In a draft heavy on talented rearguards, four of the first five selections¬†were on the blueline, and 12 went among the top 30 overall. I’m at pains to identify a real reach anywhere in round one. Certainly there were no … Continue reading

Posted in Bengt Gustafsson, DraftGeek, Entry Draft, Media, Mike Vogel, Morning cup-a-joe, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 7 Comments

A Family Affair in ’08 First Round

In his very first interaction with Washington media, Anton Gustafsson Friday night was asked to compare his game with that of his father’s. “I think I’m better,” he said. “I’m a better skater, I have a better shot.” Capitals’ fans … Continue reading

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“Nej, tack”

With the World Championship tournament starting this weekend, Freelance writer and Off The Post author Risto Pakarinen has preview of Sweden and their coach Bengt-Ake Gustafsson on the IIHF web site. Coach Bengt-Ake Gustafsson was hailed as a hockey genius … Continue reading

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