Jan 9, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas (34) and Buffalo Sabres left wing Matt Moulson (26) during the game at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Interest In Matt Moulson Is Growing

Matt Moulson (26)
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Tim Murray has not been the Buffalo Sabres general manager for too long now, but it seems as if he is knee deep in trade talks. Not only has there been rumor’s about Ryan Miller being shipped away, interest is now growing for Matt Moulson.

Matt Moulson (26) – John Tavares (91)
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You read that right, 12 teams are potentially interested in the talented left winger. Moulson is a proven goal scorer, all he needs is a center that can get him the puck, which was proven during his time with the New York Islanders. Playing on the wing of John Tavares was probably one of the best things that happened to Moulson, not saying he can’t score otherwise.

Moulson has only scored 9 goals with the Sabres in 40 games played, but he was a 30+ goal scorer for three straight years before the lockout shortened season. You have to think that the Los Angeles Kings are one of the teams interested in Moulson’s scoring touch, since they are in need of scoring – Moulson actually started his career for the Kings, so there is also some ties to the organization.

Moulson, 30 years old, was drafted in the 9th round of the 2003 NHL entry draft, and has played in 373 NHL games, scoring 133 goals and adding 124 assists for 257 total points in his career.

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  • qwicwted

    I really like Moulson and what he brings to the Sabres – leadership, skill and mentoring. But, I also realize his value and I know the Sabres need to get as much as they can for him. I can see him filling in for Dupuis and you know Bflo could do him a favor trading them to Pitts so he could play with Sid. What might work for Bflo is trading Moulson for Niskanen and Blueger.
    According to Hockeysfuture, Blueger is a 19/20 year old Latvian who has played in North America since he was 14, Teddy Blueger is a skilled forward who possesses dynamic stick-handling and puck distribution abilities. Spending four years at Shattuck St. Mary’s prep school, Blueger already has many key aspects of his game well refined, such as his ability to take faceoffs and protect the puck. It is his silky puck-moving ability however that sets him apart from other prospects. He is able to move through traffic with ease, as though the puck was attached to his stick. He also plays with a fair amount of physical flair, and is not afraid to get dirty in the corners or down low.
    He’s a center and wouldn’t cost the Penguins much to get Moulson now.