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Of Moore and Mara and Halligan: Miss 'em all

                        Dominic Moore’s jersey is long gone from the Rangers locker room, but one of his uniforms is on display in Manhattan.  Moore, who played 87 games from 2003 to 2006 for the Blueshirts, skated four years for Harvard University and one of his jerseys is framed in the Harvard Club locker room near the squash courts.
                        “No, never played squash there, a little tennis,” said Moore, now 29, before last night’s game. “Must have come from one of the equipment guys. Understand it’s quite a workout though.” 
                         The checking center, acquired by the Canadiens from Florida on Feb. 11, told reporters that said his brother, Steve, formerly of the Avalanche, still suffers from some post-concussion symptoms six years after being punched in the head from behind by the Canucks’ Todd Bertuzzi.
                         Steve Moore went down and other players also piled on. His head hit the ice and he sustained three fractured vertebrae in his neck and a serious concussion, ending his career.  Bertuzzi was suspended for 20 games but later reinstated and civil suits remain unsettled.
                        “He still likes the game, he’ll come out sometime to pass pucks to me,” said Dominic, who understands the dangers of the hard-hitting game but has long decried the more vicious edge of some players. Moore had two goals and five assists in nine games for the Canadiens prior to last night.

                          Being at the Garden with Montreal naturally stirred up a memory. Drafted 95th overall by the Rangers, Dominic Moore made his NHL debut on Nov. 1, 2003, against the Canadiens, and recorded three assists in a 5–1 win. He became the second Ranger ever to score three points in his NHL debut. 

.                        Fordham has instituted an annual media studies scholarship in the name of alumnus John Halligan, the former Rangers and NHL public relations executive and author, who died in January… It hasn’t been a memorable year for former Ranger defenseman Paul Mara, who played here in the 2007-07 and 2007-08 seasons. Mara, 30, signed by the Canadiens as a free agent last summer, has just eight assists in 42 games and hasn’t dressed since Jan. 23 when he suffered an upper-body injury. He told me after the game he was really frustrated, especially with the team playing so well... Aaron Voros and Enver Lisin were healthy scratches.

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