NHL Free Agency: Should San Jose Sharks Re-Sign Dominic Moore?

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NHL Free Agency: Should San Jose Sharks Re-Sign Dominic Moore?
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Coach Todd McLellan contended this fight started when Vladimir Sobotka sucker-punched Dominic Moore

In analyzing the trade deadline deal the San Jose Sharks made with the Colorado Avalanche, the point was made that the addition of a veteran player was a negligible upgrade that actually stood in the way of a young player getting valuable experience.

This was explored in an analysis of those players, T.J. Galiardi and Daniel Winnik. But at least they are developing as a player themselves. There were three much more egregious examples of ice time vampires who were really just taking up roster space.

Dominic Moore was the best of those players. He also was the worst of those players.

In an acquisition the week before the deadline, Sharks general manager Doug Wilson sent the second-round pick he had acquired in the Brent Burns trade to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for the defensive specialist.

You do not re-sign a guy just because you gave up a second-round pick for him. You want to judge him by his contributions to the team and weigh his value against the remaining options on the free-agent market. Here is a look at how Moore did in the three areas the Sharks were expecting him to help the most...

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