Read: John Moore could be in line for a long suspension

John MooreJohn Moore has his hearing with the NHL at the NHL office this afternoon to discuss his hit on Erik Haula Monday night.

Because Moore was offered an in-person hearing the league has the option to suspend him for 6 or more games.

Asked about John Moore and being a repeat offender, Pierre LeBrun on TSN 690 last night, “that is precisely why I think he is  in trouble. Because of the recent history and the dangerous hit, one of the things that player safety, at least under Shanny, is trying to curb your behavior and if you keep ending up in our offices you aren’t understanding out message so maybe we need to make the message stronger. Aside from the fact that John Moore’s hit last night was pretty dangerous, I think the fact that he just had a dangerous hit in the playoffs and he is already back in the hot chair, I think that is why I think he is facing between 4 and 7 games.”

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Buzz: John Moore WILL have an in-person hearing

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6PM The NHL has announced that Moore WILL have an in-person hearing.

4:41PM: John Moore has declined the option for an in-person hearing and will have a phone hearing tomorrow at 1PM. (Renaud Lavoie)

The NHL can still suspend Moore more than 6 games even though the hearing will be over the phone. Once the NHL offers the option of an in-person hearing they can suspend a player 6 or more games.

1:05PM: The NHL’s department of player safety has announced that John Moore has been offered an in-person hearing for an “illegal check to the head.” (NHL)

  • 1:23PM: The Rangers initially believed that Moore would have a phone hearing tomorrow, now the Department of Player Safety says that the date/time are TBA. (McKenzie)

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News: John Moore ejected from the game (Update)

2014-10-27 20.17.1911:36AM: Moore’s hearing is believed to be by phone which will mean it is five games or less. (McKenzie)

10:13AM: The league is trying to arrange a time for a hearing with Moore. (Shannon)

10:12AM: Moore will have a hearing with the NHL but the date and time are not yet known. (Leonard)

The hearing has to take place before the Rangers next game which is on Saturday.

9:18AM: Moore will have his hearing today but it is not yet known if it will be in person or over the phone. If it is in person the NHL can suspend Moore for five or more games. (Renaud Lavoie)

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News: Rangers sign John Moore to a ONE-YEAR DEAL

John Moore9/11/14 | 10:01AM: The Rangers have confirmed the signing.

9/10/14 | 4:21PM: John Moore has signed a ONE-YEAR deal for his qualifying offer of $850,500. (Larry Brooks)

  • Moore had 4 goals and 11 assists this season while averaging 15:19 per game and 1:05 on the PP in 76 games.
  • In the playoffs, Moore played in 21 games, had two assists and averaged 14:32 per game and 1:50 on the PP.

5:53PM: The Rangers only offered Moore his qualifying offer and Moore finally accepted that deal today. (NY Post)

Moore was seeking between $1.2 and $.4 million. (NY Post)

Moore will be an RFA next summer and have arbitration rights.

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Buzz: Updates on the John Moore situation

John Moore9/5/14 | 2:21PM: Moore says that unless something “goes wrong,” he would be surprised if the deal wasn’t done by the start of camp. (Newsday)

Moore says that he just wants a fair deal and understood that his contract situation was going to take a while. (Newsday)

12:18PM: Moore thinks he will have a deal by the start of training camp. (Steve Zipay)

12:16PM: Moore is “very optimistic” that his deal will get done and that both sides have moved in a positive direction in the past week. (Andrew Gr0ss)

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Buzz: The Rangers are “pretty sure” they will have John Moore signed

John Moore8/27/14 | 9:40AM: Jeff Gorton says that the Rangers are trying to get John Moore signed and is “pretty sure” they will get a deal done. (USA Today, via the Score)

Gorton says that Moore has been a “good fit” for the Rangers and the organization likes his upside. (USA Today, via the Score)

Early on last season, Alain Vigneault said of Moore “a great skill set, unbelievable skater. A young man with so much upside and potential. We are hoping he will be able to put it all together. He works extremely hard to do so. He has a great rapport with the coaches and I am confident that we have a gem right there. The type of player who can play in all situations. He is a young player but has so much upside and it’s so fun to see.”

Moore had 4 goals and 11 assists this season while averaging 15:19 per game and 1:05 on the PP in 76 games.

In the playoffs, Moore played in 21 games, had two assists and averaged 14:32 per game and 1:50 on the PP.

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The Rangers are close to the salary cap but have enough room to sign Moore.

Read: John Moore, the salary cap and what happens next

John MooreWith the Rangers signing of Kevin Hayes (cap hit likely around $925,000 $900,000), the team has $432,500 in cap space. (Cap Geek)

  • The $432,500 includes Chris Mueller ($600,000), Matthew Lombardi ($800,000), Jesper Fast ($805,000), Michael Kostka ($650,000) and Matt Hunwick ($600,000).
  • The number does not include JT MIller who is at $894,167.

John Moore is the Rangers only remaining RFA and it’s expected that he will sign for around his qualifying offer of $850,000.

The Rangers are allowed to go over the salary cap by 10% until their last day of training camp. (CBA page 261)

Signing Hayes also puts the Rangers at the maximum of 50 contracts but the Rangers will have two one spots open up when Ryan Graves and Anthony Duclair are sent back to junior.

Adam Rotter: There is enough room to sign Moore by keeping everything as listed above but sending Chris Mueller and Matt Hunwick to Hartford.  That would give the Rangers $782,000 in cap space which isn’t a lot but gets everyone signed. The interesting thing is what the Rangers do to free up a contract spot for Moore if Graves and Duclair count until they are actually sent back to the QMJHL. They can move someone in a trade for a late draft pick just to open up a spot but they have a little less than a month to figure it out before camp starts.