Monday, July 21, 2008

More Of Moore

The Rangers re-signed Greg Moore today.

Moore was a restricted free agent who likely didn't have many suitors. If he did, and still decided to come back, then he is just being silly. He is doomed to another season in Hartford unless injuries hit the Rangers hard as there are five centers ahead of him on the depth chart: Gomez, Drury, Dubinsky, Betts, Fritsche ... maybe even six if you count Artem Anisimov.

Don't get me wrong, Moore's placement is not a reflection on his play or work ethic. It is just that Glen Sather decided to muddle things up this offseason by bringing in hired guns to fill spots rightfully earned by Ranger prospects (Rissmiller instead of Dane Byers, Zherdev instead of Korpikoski, Fritsche instead of Moore).

Nonetheless, Moore will get regular shifts with the Pack and help keep them competitive. Who knows? Maybe he will eventually see the Garden ice again, but it would take some unfortunate events that I don't want to think about to get him there ...

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