Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sharks Acquire Moore

2011/2012 Stats2012July 1st Details
To San JosePosAgeGPGAPCap HitYearsCap Hit
Dominic MooreF315641519$1.1m0UFA
2012 7th Round Draft Pick
To Tampa BayPosAgeGPGAPCap HitYearsCap Hit
2012 2nd Round Draft Pick

Just before puck drop between the Lightning and the Sharks in Florida, a deal went down between the two teams, which saw veteran centre Dominic Moore get dealt (plus a late-round draft pick) to the Sharks from Tampa for a 2nd round pick.

The Sharks have struggled with their bottom six forwards this year, moving up and sending down a number of players all season long, so the inclusion of Moore to the mix will give them some depth and some veteran leadership, which is arguably needed.  The real upside to Moore is that he is not a bad player, when it comes to the scoresheet either, his 19 points doesn't look too bad for a 3rd line centre.

Tampa maximizes the value out of a bottom six asset, who would have been likely (or already has been) well sought after, getting a 2nd round pick, likely needing to give away that 7th rounder to make sure it was a 2nd.

The Lightning have assessed their situation, going into tonight, 10 points out of a playoff spot, and have made themselves sellers, publicly saying that Pavel Kubina will likely be next on the block for the trade deadline festivities.

ImplicationsDominic Moore is only a selection sheet player this year, down in Box 23, and this move for him doesn't make him into a good option for the pool, as he has been in a box with Max Pacioretty of the Habs, Rich Peverley of the Bruins and Wayne Simmonds of the Flyers, all of which are doing much better and worth more than Moore will be down the stretch.

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