Personally, he is my favorite off season aquisition. He brings a lot to our fourth line, fights, and is one of maybe 3 people that actually throw a check every now and then. I know he's eating 4th line minutes (which he should be) but he doesn't get enough love on these boards
Love him. Perfect guy for the fourth line. Gives you everything you want there, sticks up for his teammates, good dressing room guy, and can chip in a goal here and there for ya. He's a much quicker/better skater than I thought he was before coming here. I know he used to be that way, but many here said he wasn't that guy anymore and I had to wait and form my own opinion because I didn't watch him a lot very closely the last two or three years to make an informed decision.
Great pick up. Pending how things play out between now and the start of next off-season, I'd be more than happy to bring him back on another one-year deal at his salary. Great value.
He's one of the best players on the team IMO. By that I mean he's not a liability, plays his role as well or better than anyone, and provides a lot of intangibles this team desperately needs. Easily our best FA acquisition (with only Emery being in the convo at this point).