He had another pretty good game tonight...he is playing very physical now. I think perhaps the addition of Simpson might've helped in some weird way. He's been getting a lot of PP time along with Chara on the 2nd unit..very interesting. He's definately showing us he's capable of being a top 4 d-man.
What I especially like about him is his puck movement and sticking with keeping things simple. Too many other players like to make the flashy play, but he just sticks with what works. He just goes about his business and makes the safe, high percentage play. Good for him.
I had high hopes for him at the begining of the season, and a good week might be a start but until now he has had a hard time keeping one of the 5/6 spots. With rumours of another top four d-man being obtained, he had better up his game.