BULL: Atlanta Thrashers. They signed Peter Bondra. Bondra and Hossa aren’t as good as Kovalchuk and Heatley, but it’s sure better than not having him. If they sign Kovalchuck, this team might make some noise in an overrated division.
BEAR: Washington Capitals. So far, they appear to be headed for the worst record in hockey. Failing to sign Peter Bondra, who wanted to come back, will leave their fans with nothing to cheer for at all.