Here's hoping the post-pressbox-purgatory results in a DD thread that is not exclusively a bash-fest on the poor little guy...
This board has been harsh on DD. Now that MaxPac has shaken off the rust, I hope Therrien gives him another opportunity to find that chemistry.
I find DD effective when confident and playing with two big wingers. He played often with Briere, and it was clear to everyone they needed to be separated. I like Bournival on Pleky's left, so I hope Therrien starts MaxPac-DD-Bork.
He's a playmaker who has not made a good pass all year. As long as he loses every one on one battle in the corners, we waste icetime on a negative-sum player. Have him sit in the pressbox for a couple weeks and tell him to work on his balance, so he can maybe get back to being a contributor. Until then good luck to Bourque and Bournival.
Even though he's clearly not performing up to his cap numbers, I'll still take a Desharnais-Brière and who have you line in place of the White-Parros line that actually costs the Canadiens a heck of a lot more defensively and won't give you anymore offensively.
DD should work on his shot. If he could snipe it, defenders wouldn't constantly play the pass, and he'd be more effective. We're stucked with him anyway... I just think he's been a liability because he's a one trick pony.