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09-27-2012, 04:53 PM
Kjell Dahlin
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Originally Posted by Andy View Post
With Eller, Prust, Moen, Nokelainen, White, Geoffrion, Blunden, Leblanc, Palushaj Armstrong being all part of the Habs bottom 6, there is just no room for Darche, he's completely redundant. Hell, I'd even say Gabriel Dumont might have a fighting chance in the bottom 6. The Canadiens have too many players that can fill that role this year. The only player I'd might choose Darche over is Nokelainen, but Darche isn't a centre so he still has no place.

We can make almost four full lines with the amount of bottom 6 players the habs have.

Leblanc Eller Armstrong
Prust White Moen
Palushaj Nokelainen Geoffrion
Blunden Dumont
As I already mentioned I am a happy fan because Prust will play Darche's ES and PK minutes.

That being mentioned Darche (Moen/Bourque - Plekanec - Darche was a very solid shutdown line) is better than Nokelainen (though Nokelainen is a right handed faceoff specialist), Geoffrion, Blunden and, until proven otherwise, Palushaj (he did show glimpse of emergency) and Armstrong (if someone can jumpstart him, it's Therrien).


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