LONGUEUIL, QC. — Although Mathieu Darche was never known for his offensive abilities, over the past couple of years with the Canadiens, he has found the ability to distinguish himself as a reliable fourth line player, who although limited in talent, made up for it with hard work and determination. Unfortunately for him, the acquisitions of Brandon Prust and Colby Armstrong created an excess of fourth line players, and Darche was the odd man out and is now left without a contract.
I couldn’t help to feel for Darche, who without a contract offer from the Canadiens, finds himself on the unrestricted free agent market with no offer from any team at this moment, but at the same time can understand why Marc Bergevin felt it was necessary to part ways.
Some people are still in disbelief and saddened that Darche won’t be returning with the Canadiens next season (whenever that’s going to begin), and such was the case of Jeremy Ram, who on Twitter had a chance to speak with what must be one of his favorite hockey players.
It was a nice gesture of Darche to take the time to have this conversation with Jeremy, and who knows, maybe Jeremy will get an autograph after all, but I’m sure it won’t be Leblanc’s or Nokelainen’s.
(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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