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Juan Lagares (left) steals second while Dee Gordon waits for the throw during the seventh inning. (AP)
Juan Lagares (left) steals second while Dee Gordon waits for the throw during the seventh inning. (AP)

ORLANDO, Fla. - With Sandy Alderson set to report to the GM meetings on Monday morning, he will have his first opportunity of the offseason to chat in person with his counterparts from rival teams, and see if he can lay the groundwork for trades. But Mets people know that they will have to get creative in order to actually pull off an impactful deal -- the way this roster is constructed, trading won't be easy.

As detailed in yesterday's column, the Mets are seeking a late-inning reliever, a second baseman, a corner infielder/first baseman, and possibly a back-end starter. Free agency will be the easiest route to fill as many of those needs as possible, because the team knows that its farm system lacks the high-end trading chips of years gone by (and even then, Alderson tended to hold onto his prospects).

The Mets have players on their major league roster that would bring back value, but I'm told that the team is highly reluctant to move most of them. The loss of so many starting pitchers to injury last year spooked the front office, providing yet another reminder that no amount of rotation depth is adequate.

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The Bruins have announced that Dominic Moore has signed a one-year, one-way contract worth $900,000.

From the Bruins release:

  • Moore, 36, spent the past three seasons with the New York Rangers. In 2015-16, he skated in 80 games, registering six goals and nine assists, while also contributing one goal in five postseason contests.
  • Moore was the 2013-14 recipient of the Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy, given to the player who "best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey."

This past season Moore finished a two-year contract with the Rangers worth $1.5 million.

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The Rangers' Dominic Moore skates between the Islanders' Frans Nielsen (51) and Nick Leddy in their Jan. 14 matchup. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
The Rangers' Dominic Moore skates between the Islanders' Frans Nielsen (51) and Nick Leddy in their Jan. 14 matchup. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers are not expected to pursue new contracts with pending UFAs Eric Staal or Dominic Moore. (NY Post)

For a lot more on Staal's time with the Rangers, click HERE.

Moore had 6 goals, 9 assists in 80 games, a minus two rating, 32 PIM in an average of 13:18 per game.

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Mar 21, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Viktor Stalberg (25) reacts after scoring a goal against the Florida Panthers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 21, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Viktor Stalberg (25) reacts after scoring a goal against the Florida Panthers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Last week Alain Vigneault put Viktor Stalberg on the fourth line with Dominic Moore and Tanner Glass.

Rick Nash said that the 4th line has been the Rangers best line since he has been back in the lineup and that they "bring it every night." (MSG)

Nash said that the 4th line has kept them in a few games lately and that in past years the Rangers have been able to get help from all four lines. (MSG)

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Last night the Rangers used a fourth line of Tanner Glass, Dominic Moore and Viktor Stalberg.

  • Stalberg was a plus one in 11:35, had two hits and 1 blocked shot
  • Glass had an assist and a plus one in 12:42 with 10 hits and 1 blocked shot
  • Moore had an assist and a plus one in 12:09 with 1 shot on goal, 1 shot attempt blocked and was 9-0 on faceoffs.

In the third period, Glass played 4:24, Stalberg played 4:05 and Moore played 4:35.

When Glass was on the ice at even strength with Moore, the Rangers had 4 shot attempts for and 16 against (2 on goal for, 5 against) and 4 shot attempts for and 12 against (2 on goal for, 2 against) with Stalberg. (Natural Stat Trick)

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 (Ed Mulholland)
(Ed Mulholland)

Lee Stempniak scored late in the second period to snap a tie and the New Jersey Devils ended a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the short-handed New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

Kyle PalmieriSergey KalininAdam Larsson and Tyler Kennedy also scored, and rookie Joseph Blandisi assisted on the tying and go-ahead goals in the second period. Cory Schneider made 17 saves as New Jersey beat the Rangers for the third time in four games this season.

Kevin Hayes and Dominic Moore scored for the Rangers, who lost for only the third time in 10 games (7-2-1). Henrik Lundqvist was outstanding in making 31 saves.

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Jan 19, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Tanner Glass (15) celebrates with J.T. Miller (10) after Miller scored the game winning goal during overtime against the Vancouver Canucks in an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers defeated the Canucks 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)
Jan 19, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Tanner Glass (15) celebrates with J.T. Miller (10) after Miller scored the game winning goal during overtime against the Vancouver Canucks in an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers defeated the Canucks 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)

Alain Vigneault said on Saturday that the organization has higher expectations for the fourth line than how they have recently played. (NYR)

Vigneault said that the only player that he would say he is "satisfied" with right now is Tanner Glass. (NYR)

He said that Glass is bring physicality in every game. (NYR)

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 (Charles LeClaire)
(Charles LeClaire)

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots for his third shutout of the season and 58th of his career, leading the New York Rangers past the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 on Wednesday night.

Lundqvist, who recorded his 27th win of the season, passed Martin Brodeur for most wins by a goaltender in his first 11 NHL seasons. He has won nine of his last 12 starts and allowed two goals or fewer in 13 of his last 18 appearances.

Kevin HayesDominic Moore and Jesper Fast scored for the Rangers, who won their fourth straight, and fifth in six games. The Rangers have at least one point in 14 of their last 20 games. >> Read more

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Dec 30, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers center Dominic Moore (28) celebrates as he scores a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Dec 30, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers center Dominic Moore (28) celebrates as he scores a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Last night against Tampa Bay, the Rangers fourth line of Dominic Moore, Viktor Stalberg and Tanner Glass were all on the ice for 3 goals for and 0 against.

Moore scored the game winner for the Rangers and had an assist on Dan Boyle's goal.

Marc Staal said that Moore was a monster for the Rangers. (Newsday)

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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Dominic Moore put New York ahead early in the third, Dan Boyle had a goal and an assist and the Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 Wednesday night to end an eight-game road losing streak.

Henrik Lundqvist made 20 saves and moved past Rogie Vachon for 17th place on the NHL's career wins list with 356.

New York was 0-6-2 during the skid. Dan Boyle scored in the first period and Mats Zuccarello in the second. Viktor Stalberg and Rick Nash added empty-netters.

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Dec 30, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers center Dominic Moore (28) celebrates as he scores a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Dec 30, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers center Dominic Moore (28) celebrates as he scores a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

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Dec 12, 2015; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers right wing Emerson Etem (96) left wing Tanner Glass (15) and center Dominic Moore (28) celebrate Glass's goal against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Flames won 5-4 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports (Candice Ward)
Dec 12, 2015; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers right wing Emerson Etem (96) left wing Tanner Glass (15) and center Dominic Moore (28) celebrate Glass's goal against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Flames won 5-4 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports (Candice Ward)

Last night against the Wild, Dominic Moore scored the Rangers first goal of the game off an assist from fellow fourth liners Emerson Etem and Tanner Glass.

Etem led the Rangers with four shots on goal, Moore had three and Glass had one.

The Rangers had 61.9% of the shot attempts when Etem was on at even strength and 56.52% when Moore was on the ice, the two highest marks on the team. (Natural Stat Trick)

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Oct 19, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Dominic Moore (28) battles for the puck with San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48) during the second period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)
Oct 19, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Dominic Moore (28) battles for the puck with San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48) during the second period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)

The New York Rangers (14-3-2), whose nine-game winning streak ended on Thursday night, look to rebound when they play the Florida Panthers (8-8-3) on Saturday at 7 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • The Rangers lost, 2-1, to the Lightning at Amalie Arena on Thursday night, snapping their nine-game winning streak with the setback. New York has allowed two or fewer goals 15 times (12-1-2 record) in 2015-16 -- most of any NHL club.
  • Florida lost, 3-1, to Anaheim at home Thursday night, snapping its season-high tying two-game winning streak in the process. The Panthers have allowed at least three markers in six of their last seven contests (just four times in first 12 games of the season).
  • This marks the first of three 2015-16 meetings between the Blueshirts and Panthers. Dating to the beginning of 2013-14, New York has won six straight games vs. Florida by a combined score of 23-12.
  • Dominic Moore potted New York's lone goal Thursday night, ending his 13-game pointless streak with the marker. Moore had three points (1g, 2a) in three skates against the Panthers in 2014-15.
  • Jaromir Jagr had an assist for the second straight game Thursday night, giving him five points (1g, 4a) in his last five skates overall. Since his return to the NHL in 2011-12, Jagr has just one goal (eight helpers) in his last 13 games vs. the Rangers.
  • New York has killed off 91.1 percent of its opponents' power-play chances since October 15 -- best of any NHL club. Florida has a 72.5 penalty-kill percentage since October 15 (third worst in the league).
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Dominic Moore said that in his return to the lineup today for the Rangers he can only "keep doing what I do, play my game" and "help the team in any way that I can." (NY Post)

Moore said that he prides himself on being a versatile played and things he can play the wing "well." (NY Post)

Alain Vigneault said on Friday that Moore is someone who values team success "more than anything else" and would not become a distraction being out of the lineup.

Vigneault added that on Friday Moore was on the ice an hour early with Dylan McIlrath working on things. He said that he expects Moore to improve because he puts in the work and has the attitude to do so.

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Dominic Moore will return to the Rangers lineup tomorrow afternoon against the Ottawa Senators. (Cyrgalis)

Moore has been a healthy scratch the past two games in favor of letting Jarret Stoll play center with two natural wingers.

This season Moore has one goal in 14 games, a plus three rating, 23 shots on goal, 12 hits, 6 blocked shots, 10 giveaways, 5 takeaways and an average of 14:05 per game.

Moore is averaging 2:33 per game on the PK and is winning 50.4% of his faceoffs.

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Dominic Moore says that Marty St. Louis "definitely had something left" and that he is as fit and strong as he has ever been.(TSN1050)

Moore said that St. Louis made a family decision and that he doesn't have "enough good things to say about him." (TSN1050)

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Dominic Moore was asked on Tuesday if the Rangers loss in Game 7 to Tampa Bay still stung and he said, "yea, definitely." (Sportsnet)

Moore said, "Last year we surprised some people going to the Final and coming back from 3-1 down, we came back from 3-1 down this year but we also had high expectations. We won the Presidents' trophy and expected and wanted to finish the job this year and we didn't do it. That is a lot tougher to swallow than thinking that you put your best foot forward and maybe just didn't accomplish it." (Sportsnet)

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Dominic Moore was on Sportsnet? 590 on Tuesday afternoon and said that the ending of last season was tougher to swallow than the Rangers loss in the Final in 2014.

Moore said that the Rangers high high expectations after winning the Presidents trophy but were not able to follow through.

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Dominic Moore was on with Brady and Walker in Toronto this afternoon and said:

  • He is happy with how his Smashfest tournament has grown bigger and bigger.
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    Dominic Moore had the game winning goal last night and his last three goals in the playoffs have all been game winners. (Rangers Game Notes)

    Alain Vigneault said that Moore has done a lot of good things for the Rangers throughout the season. (Via the NHL)

    Henrik Lundqvist praised Moore for how he prepares every night and that he is deserving of his increased role in the playoffs. (Via the NHL)

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    Dominic Moore has three goals in the past two games after only scoring four goals in this previous 41 games.

    Joe Micheletti said that Moore can "smell the playoffs" and that his game gets more "intense" as the playoffs get closer. (MSG)

    Moore has been on for three goals for and three goals against, at 5 on 5, in the past two games and dating back to the start of March he was on the ice for 8 goals for and 9 goals against. (War On Ice)

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    On Wednesday, Alain Vigneault said that Dominic Moore could see an increased role with the injury to Derek Stepan.

    Vigneault said that Moore stepped up in the past when needed and that this season he is "in a different place physically and mentally." (NYR)

    Asked on Thursday about a possible increase in role, Moore said "My mentality is to do my job and do it well and do what I am asked to do. Whatever that is I try to do my job well." (NYR)

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    The NHLPA announced that Smashfest raised $140,000 for concussions and rare cancer. (NHLPA)

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    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)

    Moore signed a TWO-YEAR deal with the Rangers worth $1.5 million on July 1.

    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)

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    Dominic Moore was a guest on TSN Radio at 3:15PM yesterday:

    • 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."
    • On fans at the event, "you can come right up to my face and just rip on my backhand. There are a bunch of people and that is what the event is. We awnted everyone in one run and interactive and fun."
    • On the ESPYS, "I wanted to take in the experience. I had a great time."
    • Do you get star struck, "Not really. I am a big Federer fan and one of the few that I would get star struck about."
    • "There are a lot of picture opportunities going on. I walked the red carpet right in front of Sharapova so it was like, 'buddy get out of the way."
    • On Drake as the host, "I thought he was unbelievable. I had no idea he was so funny."
    • On being more of celebrity, "I never think about it, it's nice to be home and when in NY and people recognize and say hi and are excitced, it means a lot. You play for the fans at the end of the day and that is something that I have always taken pride in."
    • On NY vs Toronto, "there is so much going on in NY with the other sports. The Rangers and the Yanks and Knicks, there is so much going on that it's a different vibe. You would be surprised how loyal and passionate the Ranger fans are. The die hards, and there are more than you think, have been die hards for decades and its' a different vibe than Toronto but they are similar in the way the fans are passionate."
    • On the Isles moving to Brooklyn, "we will see what happens. It has to be a good thing for the Isles as an organization to move into a new facility. It's definitely not the best arena in the league but I think it will be best for everyone in the organization and the fans, I'm not an Islander fan so I can't project, but the Barclays Center is a great building from all indications but I haven't been."
    • On the summer and offseason, I think that the summers get long when you don't make the playoffs. We all want to play. This year was great and then you regroup and then before you know it you are back at camp. Guys enjoy their summers too, free time in the season is tough. You put in a lot of effort throughout the year to make the playoffs and the playoffs are a battle so you need that rest."
    • Cup Hangover concerns, "I think we are excited about building on the results we had this year. The margins are so small in this league and whether you made the Final or didn't make the playoffs, you have to focus on improvement and that is what we are doing as a team."
    • Realignment, "I thought the playoff seedings and format worked out pretty well. I personally don't think the conference alignment is a great thing and it's unfair having more teams for less spots on one side. Hopefully it's something that can be fixed soon."
    • On expansion, "I don't know. It would depend on where expansion would go and growth of the game is always a good thing. Exposing the game to more people is always good."
    • On Las Vegas, "I don't know. It's a good question and an interesting place to go. It's one of the entertainment capitals of the world but there are smarter people than me making those decisions."
    • I would live out in the suburbs. A suite at the Bellagio is not my style. It's Vegas for a reason and entertainment is in all different forms.
    Moore has been on the radio in the last few weeks to promote Smashfest.
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    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."
    • On this year for the Rangers, "when you look back at how we started the season, we were a poor team early on, we were on the road at the start because of the renovations at MSG and we couldn't find our way and it's what makes it better that we clawed our way into a playoff spot and got past a tough Philly team in the first round and come back from down 3-1 against Pitt and then getting past a good Montreal team. Those are all good memories to have. Even in the Final, all credit to LA, they are deserving winners for sure, they know how to win. We can be proud of how we played in the games, it's a small margin."
    • On the plane ride after game four heading back to LA, "The mood we had before game four was that we needed one win and then the focus was on the same thing, one win, and we nearly did it. You look at all the scoring chances that happened in OT and double OT, it could have gone other way. If we get that games it's a whole different series. LA is such a resilient team and came back from 0-3 down in the first round and deserve it."
    • On Smashfest and the charities it supports, "I started the event three years ago and I started it for concussions and it's important in our family and all hockey players have either had one or have teammates who have. Concussions are things that impact a lot of other people than just athletes and then we added in the Katie Moore foundation. It's for concussion and for cancer research but it's mostly just about fun and it's grown every year and we are blown away by it."
    • "I think we have 25 guys this year and you can go to Smashfest.ca to see the rosters and buy your tickets. It's just one big open room and 25 hockey guys who come down to have fun and an open bar and you can do the rest."
    • On calling it ping pong and not table tennis, "It was a conscious choice not to call it table tennis because we don't take ourselves seriously by any means."
    Moore has also been on TSN and Yahoo.
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    10:59PM: Moore did not win the award for best comeback athlete.

    9:14PM:

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    Dominic Moore was a guest on TSN Radio earlier this afternoon:

    • 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."
    • On his contract expiring close to the end of the season, "I can't speak for other guys, I didn't think about it all to be honest. You are so excited and appreciative of being able to play in these games and you grow up wanting to play in big playoff games, Stanley Cup games and it was my first time int he Final and you are so focused on that and nothing else enters your mind. That is the honest answer I just tried to embraced the experience of playing in big playoff games and enjoying it and doing the best I could and worry about the other stuff later. It was a quick turnaround and it was a week later where you need to address the business side of things and everything happened in due course."
    • Why did you stay in NY/How much will they miss the guys they lost, "for me, there are a lot of reasons why I like NY. We have all the things to be a good team again next year and I really wanted to stay and I have enjoyed my time there. The coaches have been great and hopefully we can build on last year. There is no doubt that ee are missing some key guys with Boyler and Stralman and Benny, it's tough to keep teams together when you have success and other teams want to poach that success and I guess that is what happened.? All you can do is fill spots and bring in people for new roles and be the best team that you can be. For me, I am glad to be part of it."
    • How wide open is the East, "it just speaks to the parity of the league. You talk about the margins in the Final being so small, the margins in the first round are the same.? We squeak by Philly...seven games and they could have beaten us. We get by Pitt after being down 3-1 and all teams are good and that includes teams that miss the playoffs. A lot of times the teams that miss the playoffs want to clean house and I think that sometimes they don't realize they were maybe 1 or 2 points from making the playoffs and having an incredible run. LA makes the playoffs two years ago on the last day of the season and wins the Cup and if they don't make it they probably rebuild. That is the nature of our league, the margins are very small."
    • On Dan Boyle, "Dan Boyle is an amazing player. I played with him in San Jose and I have a ton of respect for him on the ice, he is a difference makers and a huge pick up for us. I am really looking forward to him being on the team. He will be a great QB on the PP, experienced guy, pretty quiet but a good leader who leads by example and a good all around defenseman, two-ways, I think he is underrated defensively, he is very mobile, good stick defensively and a great pickup."
    • On Smashfest, "the ping pong is an afterthought, it's more of a party."
    • How did Jeff O'Neil get involved with Smashfest, "The O Dog is the man, he was there last year and he is a charismatic guy and everyone loves to meet him."
    • On Smashfest, "I had the idea years ago, every dressing room has a ping pong table and I love to play and a lot of guys love to play after game and on practice days. I had the idea, wouldn't it be great to make it a charity event. It's a social and fun thing to do and unique, it seemed like a great fit for a unique charity event and with the NHLPA we put it on three-years ago and it's been growing every year. Until you go there you can't picture it at all."
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    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."
    • Would you like to play 3 on 3, I have played 3 on 3, it doesn't happen often but I have been on the ice and it becomes a very cautious game. You have to hold onto the puck and don't want to risk losing it because you won't get it back for a minute after that. It will be interesting to see how it plays out."
    • On staying with the Rangers and not being the next Mike Sillinger, "Well I have a lot of respect for Mike Sillinger so if that is the comparison, great, he was a good player for a long time and a valuable player. I hope that this is where I will be, that is my intent on signing and staying there. I enjoyed playing and had an enjoyable season this year and getting to the Final was a rewarding feeling and we are looking to build on that. We have all the ingredients to keep building with Henrik and our depth on forward and defense."
    • What was the hardest part playing against LA, "They are positionally very sound defensively never have the third man caught they always have numbers back. They protect the front of the net well. It's not rocket science, it's standard old time hockey, they play really well and they have a good goalie and the intangibles with that team are not to be overlooked, they found ways to win, it's not like they swept every round and win 3 of 4 to win the Stanley Cup. As long as you win it doesn't matter if it's seven games or whatever, finding ways to win and they are a team that did that.
    • Was there a moment where you thought ti was something special, "Definitely. 20 years since 1994, first time back in the Final, we definitely had a feeling, with Marty's mom passing and some special moments for him and goals for him and beating Montreal like we did, there was a feeling that we had a good chance. The Final, was far more competitive than a five game series. 3 of the 5 were OT and two were double OT and if we get one of them it may have a different trajectory but all credit to them."
    • How different would you play if you could play it again, "That is a good question. We would have liked to maybe move the net in game one a little to the right so McDonagh's shot hits the inside of the post...but other than that I don't know what we would do differently. We tried our best and some breaks go your way and there are things we could have done better but we have next year to figure it out."
    • On his history with ping pong, "I love ping pong and love to play and every room has a ping pong table and guys are obsessed with playing before and after game and on practice days. It's all about the trash talk more than anything else, it's a lot of fun and I always thought it would be fun to make a fan friendly atmosphere and that was the impetus for putting it together. It's hard to believe how the event has taken off to what it has become and it sounds funny when you try to describe it but anyone who comes away says that it's the most awesome event they have been to. We are excited about it."
    • Why the steamwhistle brewery, "it's such a unique place and we are lucky to work with them. It fits the mold of what the event is about, fun and like I said, there is more to it than just ping pong if you are there. There are still tickets on smashfest.ca."
    • Was there a player who was great in ping pong, "the reigning champ is?Stephane Veilleux and he is almost Olympic caliber, he is unbelievable. We had an Olympic silver medalist come last year and?Veilleux was playing with him and you would be hard pressed to find out out who the pro is. Marty St. Louis and I like to battle a lot. He is really good. It's mostly about the fun though and just the interactive nature of it."
    • Who is awful, "Teddy Purcell, no I just wanted to say that because he would get fired up. Maybe TJ Galliardi, see what he says about his own game....just joking around.....Kipper (Nick Kypreos) isn't bad at racket sports, he is pretty solid."
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    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)

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    12:38PM: The Rangers talks with Moore are ongoing. (Brooks(

    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)

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    "Don't be surprised" if Tampa Bay goes after Dominic Moore when he becomes a free agent on Tuesday. (Chris Johnston)

    After losing grit in Nate Thompson and BJ Crombeen, the team could look to add Moore. (Tampa Bay.com)

    Moore played 133 games for Tampa Bay, his second most for any team besides the Rangers, and scored 22 goals and 29 assists from 2010 to 2012.

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    6/24/14 | 10:36PM: Dominic Moore has told the Rangers that he wants to stay in New York but will have to see what other offers are out there if nothing is done by next week. (NY Post)

    Moore said that he told the Rangers he wants to "keep it simple" and that his agent has been in touch with the Rangers bu there hasn't been any negotiating yet. (NY Post)

    Larry Brooks writes that it is "imperative" that the Rangers bring Moore back and can probably do it for between $1.7 million and $2 million on a two-year deal.

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    7:34AM: Dominic Moore has won the 2014 Bill Masterton Trophy

    The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded ?to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.?

    In his speech accepting the award, Moore said "Thank you, first it's great to see Rich standing here and hopefully we will see him on the ice soon. Perhaps, next year. I really appreciate and feel very grateful for this award. It's an award I have a ton of respect for. Perseverance is something that I have tried to bring into my life and it's something that doesn't happen on your own and it's a team thing. I would like to thank my family, my friends, the Rangers organization, my teammates. I have had a lot of good examples of perseverance and none more than my wife Katie so this award is very meaningful and I am very grateful so thank you."

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    Dominic Moore is in Las Vegas for the NHL Award where he has been nominated for the Bill Masterton Trophy.

    He spoke with the media in Vegas yesterday (via Winter Adams)

    • On being nominated for the award, "just to be nominated is something that I am grateful for. It's an award I have a lot of respect for and what it's about. The attributes that the award describes are things that I tried to pride myself on throughout my career. Obviously coming back this year, those are things that were important and I am grateful for the organization and my teammates for helping me get through those early months of playing and when you miss that much time there are no shortcuts. I'm just grateful, that sums it up."
    • Did this year exceed your expectations, "the early months of the season were much harder than I expected, I expected them to be hard and they were much harder. I am grateful for my teammates for helping me get through that and surely day by day I was able to build that up on a personal level and the team was on the same track and we got better and better as the season went on. The season that we had, to share it with my teammates and me personally where I was starting to feel coming back was very rewarding."
    • What was difficult about coming back, "literally everything. When you take how many months off over a year, literally everything including your routine on gameday and when you eat your pregame meal seems foreign, and on the ice is the most pronounced thing. All the things that you take for granted since you played the game your whole life, you need to re-learn them and it takes time and the coaches were patient with me and I am grateful for that. Mostly it was frustrating for me because I knew what kind of player I am and what I can do and what I hope to do and it took time to get that back and I take pride in trying to get better everyday, that is my attitude and how I approach my job and that is what I did this year, just focus on getting better and let the rest take care of itself."
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    In the regular season, Dominic Moore played? 73 games, had 6 goals, 12 assists, an average of 11:42 of ice time per game and was 54.6% on faceoffs.

    When Moore was on the ice in the regular season at 5 on 5, the Rangers only controlled 48.2% of the shot attempts. (ES)

    In the playoffs, Moore had 3 goals, 5 assists, an average of 13:27 per game and was 54.5% on faceoffs. The Rangers had 44.9% of the shot attempts when Moore was on the ice at 5 on 5 in the playoffs.

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    Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers deep playoff run may have changed how they approach re-signing their free agents this summer since the values of some players may be too much for them to bring back. (NY Post)

    Brooks says that the Rangers players have paid a price to get to the Stanley Cup Final and the management team will have to pay higher prices to keep this group together. (NY Post)

    He says that Brian Boyle has shown his value to the team but will be sought after if he goes to UFA on July one. Anton Stralman will need to be paid to avoid free agency, Dominic Moore will need a "tidy" increase to keep, Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello will need multi-year deals to avoid arbitration and make them eligible for UFA in 2015. (NY Post)

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    When asked about Dominic Moore and Marty St. Louis and what they have been through, Alain Vigneault said that both have found a place where they can be happy and that is at the rink.

    Vigneault added that being at the rink with their teammates and on the ice has helped them and they have been "very inspirational leaders" throughout the season and he his happy to have both of them.

    St. Louis told CBC's Scott Oake after game six, "When you get on the ice it helps healing and being surrounded by my teammate,s it helped me, it brought some joy to our sadness. My dad is home tonight, he was here in game four and game three, my oldest son is playing in a tournament in Montreal so he had to be there but it's good for him too to be able to heal through this."

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    Moore said after the game on MSG:

    • On the goal, "we got the puck in and protected it well and used each other down low and cycled it well and when Boyler got it, I let him know that I was there and he made a great play."
    • Did you think one goal would be enough, "you never think about that, you go out on the next shift and try to do the little things well and play smart and it ended up being enough."
    • On him scoring, "like any player you want to do your job and you take pride in doing your job and doing it well and in games like this every bit counts."
    • On his emotion, "I just feel, tremendously proud to be part of the team and I owe a lot to my teammates to help me get through the last year and a half and I feel proud to be part of this team and going to the Finals."
    • How did you tell Boyle, "we communicate all the time and always trying to let each other know where we are. He made great pass and fit it through a tough spot to me."
    Pierre and Dom Moore:

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    Dominic Moore joined Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco on ESPN Radio at 2:30PM:

    • How are you feeling, "we are even a bit surprised that we got out of Montreal with two victories. We feel pretty good but still a lot of work to do."
    • On his passes in game one, "I got a pretty straight stick so a lot of my good passes come from the backhand. The first one was one of the better memories of my career because Marty St. Louis and I are very close and it was special moment for both us."
    • On the Marty St. Louis situation, "it can't be understated for sure, being down 3-1 to a tough Pitt team and then we all get some perspective there when something comes down like that with Marty's mom. Marty is an inspirational guy in general, he is passionate on and off the ice and he showed his courage in playing the game and the pain he was going through and it was a huge lift and helped us bond and brought us closer together."
    • On how much of an inspiration he is, "obviously Marty and I were close being teammates before but he was there for me when I went through a difficult time before and all my teammates have been there. Marty and I over the past few weeks, there is an understanding there and we have talked about it and our bond is deeper because we know what we each of us are going through. We were close before but closer together now."
    • "The way to think about it is, it gives a perspective to value what is important about sports and it's your teammates and competing hard and the results, none of us can control and the perspective that it brings and embracing the moments that you compete and it's a lesson that all of us learn."
    • On Henrik Lundqvist, "I don't think he has been that good, has he?......what can you say about Henrik. The thing that we see is how hard he prepares and he is so competitive in practice and literally everyday the work he puts in is for these moments. He has been incredible and game seven against Pitt in the third was the King at his best and he was the same way lat night."
    • On winning at home, "Montreal has beat two really good teams, they beat Tampa handily and then Boston the best team in the league, they aren't going to let up and we will expect their best game in game three and we just need to compete well."
    • On Kreider and Price, "I think it's pretty straightforward. Chris is one of the fastest skaters in the league and gets by the D a lot and they take his feet out because that is the only piece they can get a piece of. Chris is trying to score and no one wants to see anyone get hurt and as far as a history, it's only because Chris is the fastest skater in the league and he gets by D regularly and if it happens regularly it's because he gets breakaways and then taken out."
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    From the Rangers Game One game notes:

    • Dominic Moore recorded two assists and posted a plus-two rating in 16:36 of ice time.
    • Moore tied single-game playoff career-highs in assists (two) and points (two) in the contest.
    • The Rangers forward has now tallied two assists in a playoff game twice in his career (May 4, 2011 vs. Washington as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning) and two points in a playoff game on five occasions, including twice in this year?s playoffs (Game 5 vs. Philadelphia on Apr. 27). Moore has recorded three points (three assists) in his last two games.
    Brian Boyle told John Giannone that Moore was able to produce because he got to play with actual linemates. Moore, in response to that, said on MSG that one of his strengths is that he can be a versatile player and do what the coaches ask of him.

    On how Moore performed, Alain Vigneault said "he did an unreal job...he stepped in and we all know his story.?He has handled his personal and professional situation in a great way."

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    Dominic Moore was on WFAN with Joe and Evan at 11:40AMon Thursday:

    • Did you have a preference, "I don't think so. At this point in the season everyone is playing well and sometimes there are certain match ups bu either way it will be a tough opponent. I am excited that it's Montreal, it's a team with so much history."
    • Can you win a series and not go seven, "yea, I don't know what it is. We will do our best to win game one and see what happens. You play and try to make things work and figure it out on the fly and if it takes long er it does and we are glad to be where we are at."
    • What was the mood like after game four, "we played a pretty poor game four and weren't happy at all and had a meeting to talk things through and all we could do was work things out. We had another thing where the team came together inspired by Marty St. Louis. He is an emotional leader and we rallied around the courage that he showed and it started with the start of game five and we clawed our way back. it didn't help that the schedule was tough but in the end we weathered the storm and we are glad that we did."
    • On the karma of the series changing when Marty's mother passed, "Marty is a leader in the truest sense. He is one of those people who is rare because of how amazing he is and how much respect everyone has the courage he has."
    • On being courageous and coming back to hockey, "it was an understatement of the century to be honest. I knew what I was getting into would be tough bu I don't think I comprehended how tough it would be. The first two months were a real struggle to keep my head above water. I got injured abut I am grateful for my teammates to get through those months and somewhere around December I felt my legs come back and work day by day and feeling great about where I am now."
    • On the fourth line, "When you talk about playoffs and success it's one of those things where you can't do it unless you have that depth and we do and it's been a strength of ours down the stretch and in the playoffs. The schedule is so tough and you try to sustain a high level and it's been a strength of our team all season long and it bodes well for us."
    • On the Bell Centre, "the atmosphere is electric and the fans there are so passionate and bring their "A" game to the floor. The home team feels like they are skating down hill and as an opponent you need to embrace it and I am excited because there is no better place to play on the road in the playoffs than Montreal."
    • On the defense of the group, "to have success you need to check all the boxes on offense and defense and it started around mid-December when we started to work as a team and continued to improve down the stretch and it's kind of the same thing that you focus on now, the process of doing things right and we gotta keep focused on that process."
    • On Henrik Lundqvist, "it's incredible. All of game seven was kind of one for the ages for Hank and we are lucky to have him. It's one of those moments where you realize how special he is and you are glad to have him on your team."
    • On the third period, "You could sense on Pitt's side that they were deflated, that nothing was going to go past him. Hank is all about his preparation and the work he puts in on a daily basis is incredible. It's these moments and a good lesson for all of us with work ethic and prep."
    • On neutralizing Crosby, "I don't know, that is tough, I don't know what a good answer is. It's a team game on both sides, we try to play well and do all the little things well and limit their fire power. He isn't alone on that side and I thought he competed and played hard and was a factor."
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    10:33PM: Moore said on MSG, "everyone is competing hard, that is not something...both teams are competing hard and the intensity is high and it's playoff hockey."

    8:53PM:

    Pierre McGuire called it a "little spear."

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