[BUF/TOR] Dominc Moore to Buffalo for 2009 2nd round pick
"Of course giving Sather cap space is like giving teenagers whiskey and car keys." - SBOB "Watching Sather build a team is like watching a blind man with no fingers trying to put together an elaborate puzzle." - Shadowtron
"Used to be only Twinkies and cockroaches could survive a nuke. I'd add Habs to that. I'm convinced the CH stands for Club du Hypocrisy." - Gee Wally
On the surface, good deal for both teams. We can't keep Moore, don't want him at his price...but when he's on his game, he plays some great, hardworking and fast hockey. But I know next to nothing about Buffalo's lines, so it all depends on who he's with and if he meshes well. Moore will disappear without some serious chemistry...he doesn't do it by himself.
For the Sabres, it is Kotalik for Moore. Trade a redundant player (inconsistent, one dimensional winger) for what they need (solid, all-around centerman who is good on draws).
When I factor in the fact that Moore has been one of my favorite non-Sabres for a couple years, I love the deal. It would be nice if they manage to sign him in the offseason, but they would have to move some salary first (Hecht @ 3.8 would be my choice, but management seems to love him...they draft Germans in hopes of finding mini-Hechts)