So I've been dead set against Bondra returning to the Caps in any form for a little over a year now, ever since his big PR stunt last summer, but I must say, I'm glad a team signed him. I want him to get to 500, and I want him to be happy. I wish a team better than Chicago had signed him, but then again, maybe it speaks about his perceived value that no one did. It's too bad that he's stuck on a team that most likely isn't going anywhere, but maybe the players returning from injury and the acquisition of Bondra can help spark a do-nothing offense into a standing climb. Bondra has been around more than one New Years surge that propelled the Caps into the playoffs, can he bring that magic to Chicago?
Anyway, Bondra is now firmly rooted in Chicago, and I wish him nothing but the best, unless Washington and Chicago meet in the finals. 1 down, 1 more for 500.
Oh, and please Peter. Fire Rich Winter.