The NHLPA announced that Smashfest raised $140,000 for concussions and rare cancer. (NHLPA)
Dominic Moore said that he didn’t expect his contract talks with the Rangers to be hard but they ended up being harder than he thought. He said that he was glad to have everything settled though and to know for sure that he is returning to the Rangers. (Daily News)
He said that he wanted to return to the Rangers partly because of the opportunities he has to play up and down the lineup like he did in the playoffs. Moore said that he gained the trust of the coaches and he started to trust himself more on the ice as the season and playoffs went on. He added that he will play whatever role is asked and that ultimately winning is what matters the most. (Daily News)
Moore said that coming back this season after a year off was “way tougher” than he thought it would be. (National Post)
- Getting ready, “been working on the forehand and getting the spin going. It’s just a big party.”
- What is the vibe, “the chriping is half the battle. You gotta have some good trash talk. It’s a great time and a great event.”
- On ping pong, “anybody can play and that is the theme of the event. It’s interactive and social. We are having a good time and people are enjoying it.”
- How many people are in Toronto in the summer, “so many Ontario guys who grew up ehre and they are easier to come out. Guys fly in and either way I am grateful for htem to take time out of their summer. We are fortunate to have a huge lineup again this year.”
Dominic Moore was on Prime Time Sports yesterday (Sportsnet):
- On staying with the Rangers for two years, “Glad to be staying in NY. We had a great season this year and personally, coming back and having the year that we did, it felt great but to stay a blueshirt is a great feeling for sure.”
- On not having to move around a lot anymore, “we will see. Like you said, having been through so many ups and downs it’s nice to have some constancy.”
10:59PM: Moore did not win the award for best comeback athlete.
- On the Cup Final, “Well, I have nothing but good memories of the playoffs and the Final, there is no doubt that LA is deserving winners. The margins are small, 3 of the 5 games go to OT and two were double. We know that we were right there but LA definitely deserved the Cup. It’s motivation for next season but a lot of things as a team that we will look back on fondly throughout the playoffs and good memories.”
- On game five and the missed chances, “those are the things that you think about, even game one there were some big time scoring chances in the OT. McDonagh hits the post and those are the margins of the way the game goes and you work as much as you can to earn your breaks but that is how the game goes. If we had gotten one of the OT games it would have changed the complexion of the series. But, as it stands and as it is, LA is very deserving and worthy champions.”
Dominic Moore was a guest on Marek vs Wyshynski today:
- On 3 on 3, “it will be exciting to watch. The open ice and end to end action is so pronounced in the 4 on 4 and it will be interesting how it plays out.”
- On training with 3 on 3 hockey, “It depends, some of those 3 on 3 rinks are in a confined space and it becomes good for puck protection but on an NHL rink it’s a different dynamic. Teams are still figuring out 4 on 4 and will get better and better. So much is holding onto the puck and not dumping it in when you don’t need to and it’s even more pronounced with the 3 on 3.
- On changing point values for wins, “Well, I can’t say that I disagree with that for sure, I’m not the one who weighs these things but there are times when I think we should go 3 points for a win and trying to incentive winning outright and having the standings be so tight is good for ratings and I don’t think it would change if you change the point value but I am sure there are better minds than me looking at this.”
7/5/14 | 12:24PM: On July 1, Dominic Moore signed a two-year deal with the Rangers with a cap hit of $1.5 million per year to re-sign with the Rangers.
Moore reportedly took less money to stay with the Rangers. (Daily News)
He said that he is glad to have his immediate future set, that he is “grateful” to be a Ranger and liked being part of the group the team had. (CBC)
Moore said that the last two months of the year were “amazing” and all the big games and how far the Rangers came from start to finish this past season are things the team can build on for next season. (CBC)
Dominic Moore has re-signed with the Rangers on a TWO-YEAR deal (Larry Brook and TSN/Pierre McGuire)
His cap hit is $1.5 million per season. (Elliotte Friedman)
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Adam Rotter: This is an important signing for the Rangers and one that sees them keep their fourth line center, a leader, PKer and late game defensive center. Losing Moore and Brian Boyle was going to present the Rangers with no center on the roster that you would have confidence in to win an important faceoff late in the game. Re-signing Moore keeps him in that role. keeps him in the role as a key penalty killer and someone who has the respect of his teammates and leads by example.
11:09AM: Nick Kypreos mentions Chicago as a place for Dom Moore. (Sportsnet)
7/1/14 | 11AM: Moore is headed to market at 12PM (LeBrun)
6/30/14 | 9:30PM: Moore is seeking a three-year deal worth $1.7 million per season while the Rangers are offering two-years at slightly less money. (NY Post)
2:22PM: The Rangers are in talks to keep Dom Moore. (Brooks)
6/28/ 14 | 7:57PM: Larry Brooks keeps hearing that the Rangers aren’t going to pay to keep Dominic Moore. (NY Post)
Moore is believed to be seeking a three-year deal worth between $1.6 million and $1.85 million. (NY Post)