Dominic Moore, who first entered into the NHL as a New York Ranger, is now dawning the red, white and blue once again. Just yesterday, which was the first official day of the free agent period, Moore signed a one-year, $1 million contract to play the 2013-14 season with the team that started his NHL career.
Moore did not play in the strike shortened season of this because of a tragedy in his life. In January of 2013, his wife Katie, sadly passed away from her battle with liver cancer, and as a result he decided to take the year off. No one can blame him for his decision and everyone’s thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
Moore, now 32 years of age, is an improved player from the last time we’ve seen him with the Rangers. He is not a star player by any means, but he is a solid role player who does his job and can occasionally score some goals, with his best season coming in the 2010-11 season with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Moore recorded 18 goals and 14 assists in 77 games that year. Not bad for a fourth line center if you ask me.
There is no doubt that the Rangers decision to sign Moore was purely a depth move and nothing more, no pun intended. But with his contract worth only $1 million for one year, I cannot see how this would be a bad signing. In my opinion, it’s a low risk move with a potentially high reward, depending on how he clicks with his line mates and if he succeeds in Rangers new head coach Alain Vigneault‘s system. I mean there is no question that a lot has changed with the Rangers since Moore was last with the team, which was back in the 2005-06 season, but obviously Rangers GM Glen Sather feels his skill set would best fit on the Rangers fourth line with Vigneault’s style of play.
So, do Rangers fans agree or disagree with this signing?