I'm more than happy to have him back. He seems to be fitting in nicely as a number 5 D-man with Lukas Krajicek. He's better without the pressure of the top 4, and I don't find myself holding my breath each time he touches the puck as I did with his predecessors, yannick or rory.
He's got a rocket of a shot when he gets it on target, and doesn't shy away from jumping up when the opportunity arises. They guy's sheer enthusiasm for the game and playing here again can't be anything but good in the locker room as well.
Plus, did anybody catch thee PPV game last sunday? He had the mic on him for the game, and besides being a very vocal communicator on the ice, he seems to have an "earnest" singing voice as well.
Happy to see the Sopes back in town. Always room for a good prarie farm boy on a hard working team IMO.