The New York Rangers aren’t going to be making any big moves during free agency due to cap restraints. But that doesn’t mean they can’t get any value signings for little money.
Dominic Moore started his journeyman career with the Rangers. He has played on nine different NHL teams, being traded a total of seven times. Moore sat out the 2013 season due to family reasons. He is the definition of a depth forward; he is never going to fill up the stat sheet, but he does the little things well. He is a good penalty killer who can score the occasional goal or two.
The Rangers are hindered with their cap situation this year. They are not going to be able to make free agent signings like most other teams this year. So, instead, they are going to have to make little moves in order to fill their depth problems. The top six forwards for the team are all set, but the bottom six are a huge question mark. The Rangers waived Aaron Asham and Darrel Powe in an effort to clear cap space. Moore is not an expensive player, so it is clear the Rangers might have some other moves in mind. Moore can provide the Rangers with a gritty third- or fourth-line center who is going to play the game the right way. He is not going to make many stupid mistakes and will play a safe game.
While other teams are making big moves, the Rangers are flying under the radar with their moves. The depth players are the ones that win the big games for you in the playoffs, and the Rangers are making moves for those players.