Late last week, Washington Capitals great Peter Bondra was inducted into Slovakia’s Hockey Hall of Fame. Bondra was previously inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation’s HOF back in 2016.
The news of Bondra’s latest honor was met enthusiastically by our readers, but it also renewed an old debate (that’s actually not much of a debate at all) among old-guard Caps fans: Should Peter Bondra’s number 12 should be retired?
The answer remains a resounding yes. Bonzai’s number should be hanging in the rafters next to Rod Langway, Yvon Labre, Mike Gartner, and Dale Hunter.
I’ve resisted writing about this over the years, but Ted, I really think it’s time.