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09-27-2012, 05:13 PM
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Whether he has a contract with the habs, or not, he was still a habs fan growing up and probably still is.

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09-27-2012, 05:34 PM
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I know the following line is not "sexy" ("sexy" aka "all players under 25" according to hfboards) but Moen/Bourque – Plekanec – Darche was a very, very solid shut down line... a few months ago.

I much prefer Prust on even strength and PK (way ahead) but our Canadiens offered Darche a contract because he is a solid veteran to rely on the bottom lines.

Imo Darche will play in the NHL during the 2012-13 season... if there is a season.

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09-27-2012, 05:41 PM
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I know the following line is not "sexy" ("sexy" aka "all players under 25" according to hfboards) but Moen/Bourque – Plekanec – Darche was a very, very solid shut down line... a few months ago.

I much prefer Prust on even strength and PK (way ahead) but our Canadiens offered Darche a contract because he is a solid veteran to rely on the bottom lines.

Imo Darche will play in the NHL during the 2012-13 season... if there is a season.
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


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09-27-2012, 05:53 PM
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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).

Imo.

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09-27-2012, 05:54 PM
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Yeah I found it hilarious when Darche was talking about the CBA negotiations as if he still has a place in the NHL.

My suggestion to Darche: follow the footsteps of Brian Willsie, go to Europe, some place nice for you and your family, maybe Switzerland?

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09-27-2012, 05:57 PM
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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), Palushaj, Geoffrion, Blunden and, until proven otherwise, Palushaj (he did show glimpse of emergency) and Armstrong (if someone can jumpstart him, it's Therrien).

Imo.
It might be a better line, but it's crappier for the team overall. Plekanec should not be playing with grinders. This is just absurd. Having Plekanec playing with Moen and Darche is just pathetic and reflects very poorly on the team as a whole.

The Plekanec line that you suggested should not even be an option this year, if it is, then we have bigger problems than having Darche on this team.

I'd also rather invest time in Palushaj, Leblanc, Dumont, Geoffrion and to some extend Blunden than give the icetime to a guy who has almost nothing left in the tank in Darche. The former players could be part of this team for a few years, Darche's future is so short that I don't even know if extends beyond the next few months. It's a wasted investment given where the team currently is at.

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09-27-2012, 05:58 PM
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Yeah I found it hilarious when Darche was talking about the CBA negotiations as if he still has a place in the NHL.

My suggestion to Darche: follow the footsteps of Brian Willsie, go to Europe, some place nice for you and your family, maybe Switzerland?
He was the NHLPA rep. And he probably still is, for the moment.

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09-27-2012, 06:01 PM
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He's only a couple weeks/months away from being a RDS analyst. I can see it coming.

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09-27-2012, 06:08 PM
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It might be a better line, but it's crappier for the team overall. Plekanec should not be playing with grinders. This is just absurd. Having Plekanec playing with Moen and Darche is just pathetic and reflects very poorly on the team as a whole.

The Plekanec line that you suggested should not even be an option this year, if it is, then we have bigger problems than having Darche on this team.

I'd also rather invest time in Palushaj, Leblanc, Dumont, Geoffrion and to some extend Blunden than give the icetime to a guy who has almost nothing left in the tank in Darche. The former players could be part of this team for a few years, Darche's future is so short that I don't even know if extends beyond the next few months. It's a wasted investment given where the team currently is at.
In terms of "wasted investment", for bottom liners this notion does not apply imo. If guys like Blunden or Geoffrion, for example, are unable to outplay guys like Darche... well... too bad. The NHL is not a development league.

Just for the record: I am a happy fan because Darche's ES and PK minutes will go – if there is a season – to Prust.

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09-27-2012, 07:25 PM
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Absolutely and to be honest I still think he can help out more then a few teams out there. We are better off with Moen and Prust but Darche can still help out a team IMO
Not a chance, he is done as a steak on the BBQ. He couldn't keep up last year, haha imagine this year ?

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09-27-2012, 08:50 PM
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Campoli and him are representing the Habs player at the NHLPA. Contract or not, they are the ones speaking for the Habs players interests in the negociations. (Other players got involved later on, but they were there since the beginning of the process)

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09-27-2012, 09:12 PM
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I liked him and he did replace Glen Metropolit for a while. He was actually not scared to position himself in front of the net and a lot of goals has been scored because of his good positioning.

He was also one of the only wingers who helped Plekanec (+Kostitsyn)to rack some points after the loss of Gionta nothing was the same. I would like to keep him in order to get a 2nd draft pick later on from Anaheim in 2013 .

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09-27-2012, 09:16 PM
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He has a business degree at McGill. Maybe he's setting himself up to get a job at the NHLPA one day by being a rep and a loyal one despite not having a contract. He's not a talented guy relative to NHL standards but whatever, maybe he's keeping busy so he stays relevant and can land a job in the NHL or NHLPA. Seems like a good assistant coach candidate one day.

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