The Canadiens have acquired Dominic Moore from the Panthers in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2011.
For the third straight season Moore will be switching teams, and it’ll be his 7th NHL squad before the age of 30! In my mind, when a player gets dumped from team to team, year after year, it signals that they aren’t the most wanted man, more off the ice than on. The scouts from opposing clubs see the player’s talent, think they could be of use, but after three-quarters of a year in the locker-room it’s time to move on.
I feel we saw Moore at the top of his game in Toronto, when he and Jason Blake had some chemistry for a couple of months before Moore was dealt to the Sabres at the deadline. They were impressive at controling the puck in the offensive zone. Moore also has speed. But if I were a GM I wouldn’t be touching him.
Once again, Moore is an UFA at the end of the season.