Small Moves Making Big Difference for Habs: Pouliot, Darche, Moore.

March 15th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
As we bask in the glow of the Canadiens' 5-game winning streak—they've actually won six of their last seven—there are a few things that I have noticed are giving the Habs success, of late.

More than a few things, I think there are a few players in particular who, while not being "big names" in the league, are helping the Habs become a more cohesive unit.

As fans, we are often looking for trades with a big name who will come in and save the day—hello Vincent Lecavalier.  But for the Habs, their recent success is more the result of minor moves that are paying big dividends and helping them make a dramatic push towards the playoffs.

Mathieu Darche

With 121 games of NHL experience over 10 years and spanning five teams; Darche is the text book definition of a fringe NHLer.  When he was picked up by the Habs during the off season, his role was to act as a mentor to the young Habs prospects in Hamilton.

Darche was never really being considered for a spot with the big club, but given his NHL experience there was a thinking that he could be an adequate fill-in with the Habs if need be.

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