I admit I was a fan of SOB when he was here, I even wanted to try him at wing on the 4th line. But now he is a consistent healthy scratch on the team with the worst record in the league. That speaks volumes.
Based on ability, I'd take him over Alberts. Problem is, SOB thinks he's better than he actually is (neither is he worth the cap hit of his contract).
This. SOB actually has a good skillset and - when his head isn't firmly lodged in his own backside - is a good player. The problem is, his head has been stuck in his aforementioned backside for the majority of his professional career.
haha! alot of "bro-hate" on here for a hockey forum.
But actually, I think when he got more defensive responsibility in Nashville it was likely a reflection of him buckling down a bit off the ice. No real evidence to back up the claim, just seems like a logical progression to me.