Probably not retiring. I've seen this happen in Football, where after the Lions and the Packers were eliminated from playoffs, they had Ndamakong Suh and I believe Aaron Rodgers on the panel to do analysis of the playoffs.
Rodgers is very well-spoken. Great quaterbacks such as himself, Brady, Manning, Brees and Warner all seem to be destined to be on television alongside Aikman and Marino one day.
I don't understand the Darche hate at all. He's a very serviceable 4th liner who can chip in offensively a little bit, and has amazing work ethic. He's a great presence in the room, he's one of the few guys who ALWAYS speaks with the media after losses, and I hope he comes back next year.
enlighten me then, what are his other flaws that would prevent him from holding a regular fourth line spot?
if darche was a fighter, everybody on this board would **** their pants at having him on their team
I don't care for fighters, I only care about the Habs winning. But to say the only flaw in Darche is that he doesn't fight is laughable. He's slow, not great mobility, struggled to produce offense until later in the season. In his first 29 games this season he had 1 point, in the first 51 games he had 6 pts while getting PP time. Out of the 12 pts he got this year, half of them came in a 2 week span later in the season.
Darche works hard every shift and he was really solid for us in '10-'11 but his production dropped way off and he looked slower out there. I like Darche but I can't agree that his only flaw is that he doesn't fight. If we want to be a playoff team, we need better players.