I don't know if it's funny or sad but I was on TSN earlier this morning and he is on pace for 0g and 9a this season!
It's crazy when you think about it but Scott Gomez may never again score an NHL goal! Really, I'd wager money that Darche will score more goals than Gomez this year, if JM still obsesses with Darche on the PP!
I respect what he did last year on the PP, but this year he's done diddly squat. Time to move on, find other solutions. Yet he is still being used regularly on the powerplay.
No obsession you say?
He wasn't used at all against Nashville and his PP time is minimal. Yesterday Cammy and Akost weren't there you have to use someone. I wouldn't use him at all on the powerplay myself. But calling it an obsession is a stretch.
Last year's Darche was a surprise, but not a performance I was expecting to see repeated. I wish Martin would stop using him so much on the PP. I understand we have injury issues and stuff, but still. It's just not working anymore.
But what do I know? It's easy to second guess every decision made by the GM and coaches.
Darche is the perfect example of what's wrong with this team. Last year he was a reliable third liner. This year he's playing terribly, slow soft and unable to get shots, much less scoring chances, looks to have lost a step, etc. So of course he's been promoted.