He is a hard worker and decent 4th line guy. I liked him. I think a good chunk of the dislike for him was because he played on the 1st line and PP, which was stupid, and people hated it. Of course that was on the coaches, Darche shouldnt wear it for doing what he was told.
How long until Raymond and Tremblay say that Bergevin is anti-franco for getting rid of Darche?
Let's wait and see who become the 4th line shall we....
Even the media understand Therrien is going for TOUGHNESS,no more fun park at Bell Centre.
Most french media was reporting this back first week of June ,that the 4th line(Noky Darche Blunden etc) was gone .
I can say the same thing... I don't get the Darche love. I don't hate him, but I certainly don't like him either. He probably could be a good role model for young kids with work ethic problems, but besides that, his hockey skills are pretty low in terms of the NHL. I'm pretty happy with the decision, as I believe we certainly can and will get someone better to replace him.
Again, nothing, but respect for Darche, he was a serviceable player. But we need to build an identity as a whole; from 1st line centre to 13th forward. Darche was a tool player, he did nothing well, but nothing bad. We need players who are multi-dimentional and players who excel in one particular aspect of the game.