He was great last year as well, has never been anything lower than very good in his time in Pittsburgh. Yeah, he has had some flubs over the years, comically so, but he is the most taken for granted guy on the team every year.
He was a healthy scratch / 4th liner when we won the cup. He's played great this season and last. But lets not forget that he was painful to watch, flat out horrible at times. Luckily those days appear to be something of the past.
So, we have Neal, Niskanen, Morrow Iginla(drafted, not played) and Jokinen as ex Dallas players and Sutter, Adams and Jokinen as ex Carolina players. That's actually pretty fun. AND we had Boychuk also.