Thread: Confirmed with Link: Darche is back- 1 year deal- 700K
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06-10-2011, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Maxpac View Post
1st unhappy poster I guess, do not like the signing at all. At some point, we are going to have to stop with the "pushing a veteran for a spot" mentality and give our prospects achance to fight for a spot between them...
Which prospect(s) exactly do you see fighting for Darche's job in Montreal? We don't have anyone ready to begin the year in such a role. By mid-season, you may have Palushaj, and if he's deserving, they will find him room as they did for Pacioretty. He looked like he still had quite a bit of work to do in his call-up last year, and he isn't really a bottom 6 type of player anyway (maybe on an offensive third line some day...).

But right now... there is no one ready to step in. This year, a guy like Darche is needed. Next year the story may be different, as Palushaj, Leblanc, Engqvist, Avtsin, and maybe even Conboy and/or Kristo (though likely to start in Hamilton) could all be NHL-ready.

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