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Mathieu Darche hangs up the skates, literally

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12:46 PM ET 02.20 | After 250 career NHL games with five different NHL teams, Mathieu Darche has officially announced his retirement from the NHL. The veteran, who signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets as an undrafted free agent in 2000, tweeted a picture on Tuesday of his skates literally being hung up for good. Darche finishes his career with 30 goals, 42 assists and 58 penalty minutes, enjoyed most of his success with the Montreal Canadiens.

Matheiu Darche

, Richard Wolowicz Richard Wolowicz
February 20, 2013  12:50 PM ET

Ummm. Yeah. Is he related to someone in FN?

February 20, 2013  12:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Ummm. Yeah. Is he related to someone in FN?

Very good question...must have been his one tweedle dee dee follower!

February 20, 2013  12:54 PM ET

Kid made alot out of limited talent and a tiny body.

Elsewhere it probably isn,t news, but in MTL it was important. People really liked him.

February 20, 2013  12:55 PM ET

At least he had a shot at the dream, how many people in the world can really say that, especially nowadays.

February 20, 2013  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

At least he had a shot at the dream, how many people in the world can really say that, especially nowadays.

Yup...that's 30 more goals than I've scored in the NHL!

February 20, 2013  01:16 PM ET

Did he happen to sleep at a Holiday Inn Express at some point ?

February 20, 2013  01:39 PM ET

His bro was a long-snapper, he left med school to play long-snapper in the NFL. He went to a super bowl with the Seahawks, and he also retired. He went back to complete his studies to be a doctor.

The media in Montreal really appreciate Darche's intelligence and I heard on a number of occasions through the lock-out that Darche would probably move into a role with the NHLPA once he retires.

February 20, 2013  01:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

At least he had a shot at the dream, how many people in the world can really say that, especially nowadays.

Very good point.

February 20, 2013  01:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

At least he had a shot at the dream, how many people in the world can really say that, especially nowadays.

exactly

February 20, 2013  02:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

At least he had a shot at the dream, how many people in the world can really say that, especially nowadays.

And - he got a mention in FN.

The kid made it.

February 20, 2013  02:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

And - he got a mention in FN. The kid made it.

According to FN - he wrote this little article. Well done Darche!

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February 20, 2013  03:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Kid made alot out of limited talent and a tiny body. Elsewhere it probably isn,t news, but in MTL it was important. People really liked him.

OK. Now that he got his two days in the sun here on T&R and got us all talking about him, he can move on with the rest of his life. Or ... are we going to start getting 'comeback' stories next?

February 20, 2013  03:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Some people really liked Hitler too. Do we need FN threads about it?

some still probably do...some right on these very threads

February 20, 2013  03:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

According to FN - he wrote this little article. Well done Darche!

It's not an article but Darche's twitter account....

February 20, 2013  03:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Some people really liked Hitler too. Do we need FN threads about it?

Nein

February 20, 2013  03:45 PM ET

After only 250 games in almost 13 years, those must be some pretty lightly used skates.


After looking at the pic he posted of his skates, they look brand new to me!!!

February 20, 2013  03:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Nein

<Eyes Durk suspiciously>

February 20, 2013  04:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Some people really liked Hitler too. Do we need FN threads about it?

going a little far to make a point Danny.

 
February 20, 2013  04:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

At least he had a shot at the dream, how many people in the world can really say that, especially nowadays.

very true.

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