Dominic Moore: 2008-2009 Report Card

It's time to put the finishing touches on the 2008-2009 season for the Buffalo Sabres.  Here is a complete report card of every single player that played a significant amount of time with the Sabres this season.  Thanks to Japers Rink and Mile High Hockey for the inspiration.


Dominic Moore

#17 / Center / Buffalo Sabres

6-0

188

Aug 03, 1980



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Dominic Moore 81 13 32 45 -2 92 4 1 1 0 165 7.9


Key Stats:  Dominic Moore was brought to Buffalo at the trade deadline and he scored only one goal in 18 games played with the Sabres.

Interesting Stat:  Moore averaged 15:12 of ice time after coming to Buffalo.  In Toronto he averaged 17:18.  That is a full two minutes more per game in Toronto.

Fun Fact:  Moore had three assists in his first ever game played in the NHL.  He made his debut with the Rangers on November 1, 2003 against the Montreal Canadiens.  His three assists that night equaled his total with the Sabres.

Line Combos:

  1. Max Afinogenov - Daniel Paille (142 shifts - 2 points)
  2. Paul Gaustad - Adam Mair (137 shifts - 0 points)
  3. Max Afinogenov - Adam Mair (86 shifts - 0 points)
  4. Max Afinogenov - Jochen Hecht (66 shifts - 0 points)
  5. Max Afinogenov - Thomas Vanek (60 shifts - 0 points)

The Good:   There was more bad than good about his stint in Buffalo but we'll try our best to dig something up.  His total stats are a bit off because he played well for the Maple Leafs tis season before he became invisible for the Sabres.

Moore was third on the team on face-offs in his short time in Buffalo.  Moore won a total 121 of his 237 face-offs.

The Bad:  His entire time in Buffalo was bad.  The most glaring stat was his low point total.  He had 12 goals and 29 assists in 63 games with the Leafs but managed only one goal and three assists in 18 games with the Sabres.

While managing a plus three turnover ratio in Toronto, he was a minus six with the Sabres.  His production dropped in almost every category after joining the Sabres.

2008-2009 Salary:  $900,000

2009-2010 Status: Unrestricted Free Agent

Vote:  It's time to grade Moore for his play in Buffalo during the  2008-2009 season.  Every player has expectations so vote based on those expectations.  If a player played to their potential they should receive a "C" if they exceeded expectations they would receive a "B" or an "A".

Discuss:   What was the biggest reason for is drop in production after joining the Sabres?  What was your initial reaction to the news that the Sabres had acquired Moore?  If you were Darcy Regier, would you try to resign Moore?

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