Sharks Acquire Moore from Lightning

The San Jose Sharks acquired forward Dominic Moore and a 2012 7th round pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a 2012 2nd round pick (originally Minnesota’s).

A move between these two teams could be seen coming as San Jose was in Tampa tonight and the team’s General Managers sat down and chatted at the morning skate.

The San Jose Sharks acquired a fast, physical, and talented forward in Dominic Moore.  He’ll provide depth to an offensively talented team that includes Joe Thornton, Logan Couture, Patrick Marleau, and Joe Pavelski.  The Sharks will need his depth and physical play come playoff time.

Sharks GM, Doug Wilson, spoke on Moore after tonight’s game.  He said, “Dominic is an extremely versatile player that has performed in a lot of important playoff games the last two years.  We feel that he is a great fit in several areas and his veteran presence will benefit our team greatly.”

For Dominic Moore personally, this is the ninth NHL team he has played for in his eight year NHL career.  He plays a strong game which makes him an attractive asset.  Moore has a cheap cap hit of $1.1M this season and is an UFA after the season.  He is sure to at least double that amount if he continues his solid play down the stretch in San Jose.

Steve Yzerman stuck to his plan on this trade.  He wanted to add organizational depth by the means of either draft picks or prospects.  A second round pick is very valuable and will surely bring a talented player to Tampa.  The fact that Moore will be making a large pay increase after this season helped Yzerman determine this trade would be best for the organization.

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