I'm not entirely sure that the top brass is willing to make him number 1 at any point in the future. He has played well in spurts, but has looked average too frequently at other stretches in his career. To be the top defenseman, you have to bring it every night, and I've never seen that from him over the course of a season.
I still think he's a great second pairing defenseman, who can be a solid number 2 D-man on the team. But likely not top dog.
Edited by GMRwings1983, 23 May 2011 - 10:04 PM.