Friday, July 30, 2010

Bolts Sign Dominic Moore

The Tampa Bay Lightning continued to add pieces to their 2011 line-up, as GM Steve Yzerman has now added Dominic Moore to the group of forwards, likely to take the 3rd line centre position, in more of a checking role. Moore was signed to a 2-year deal on Friday, but the salary numbers were not disclosed right away, so I won't be able to provide much insight there.

Moore played for both Florida and Montreal in 2010, being traded at the deadline, getting into 69 games and picking up 10 goals and 18 assists for 28 points.  The defensive centre ranked 308th overall in pool scoring, 216th among forwards, so there is a small chance he could be moved up in the draft, but at age 30, there should be more young players on the tips of tongues then there are defensive veterans.

I'm curious to see what kind of plan the Lightning have for Moore in 2011, with checking forwards like Nate Thompson and Paul Szczechura already on the roster, but he could also step into a 2nd line role, if the circumstance was to present itself, I'm sure.

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