Homestead Watershed?

This is Dominic Moore. He’s among a fairly large list of useful free agents who are still available this summer. The Oilers are in search of a scoring winger but also have a need for someone in the middle up front who can do the finer things (faceoffs, PK, etc).

Moore, Manny Malhotra, Mike Peca, Blair Betts, there are others and they are all available. Moore and Malhotra are likely to get solid paydays, but I’m beginning to wonder if we’re looking at another Homestead winter.

I talked about it here. The pertinent item here is “the NHL is in a similar situation now, as the new CBA continues to see the financial shift move from the 30s to the 20s and from the good ufa’s to the great players no matter their contract or age.”

I think it may happen again this fall. That post was written on August 24, 2007, and before TC that fall they did indeed invite Anson Carter to training camp. With that as a backdrop, how much impact would a call from Tom Renney to one of his old Rangers have in terms of a TC invite or an inexpensive one-way contract? A call from Pat Quinn to players he has coached?

Nothing earth shattering, but something to keep in mind as summer rolls on.

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