Found October 28, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
Matt Moulson’s agent, Wade Arnott, said that his client is heading to Buffalo with an open mind and is interested in hearing the club’s plans. Mr. Arnott, I think I can help you out with that. The Sabres are in desperate need of elite talent.  The trade that sent Thomas Vanek to Long Island in exchange for Moulson and draft picks is another step in the implementation of the scheme to do exactly that. Continue reading "At Last, Sabres’ Plan Is Straightforward"

Moulson fits in with new linemates

The chemistry was noticeable when the line hit the ice for the first time. Matt Moulson, playing in his first game as a Buffalo Sabre, joined the top line with Cody Hodgson and Tyler Ennis. The trio had pop and breathed some life into the Sabres offense. Moulson scored twice and Ennis picked up his first two assists of the season. And much of it came from an energy and eagerness...

Three honest assesments of the Vanek-Moulson trade’s present and future

Over the last 36-or-so hours, hockey pundits have dedicated a significant amount of bandwidth to dissecting the Thomas Vanek-Matt Moulson trade, attempting to discern whether either player has a long-term future with their new respective employers, or whether the New York Islanders or Buffalo Sabres "won" the trade. In an "Ask Matty" column, I believe that the...

More Details On The Vanek/Moulson Trade

via TSN, The Buffalo Sabres will pick up part of forward Thomas Vanek's salary as part of the deal they made with the New York Islanders in Sunday's trade. According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, the Sabres will retain approximately $1.4 million - or roughly 20 per cent - of what's left of the $6.4 million Vanek is still owed in the final year of his contract...

Sabres Trade Thomas Vanek to Islanders for Matt Moulson, Future Picks

  The Buffalo Sabres have had a poor start to the season so it seems they are ready to get the rebuilding process underway by trading one of their best players according to The Buffalo News. Thomas Vanek is on his way to the New York Islanders. The Sabres’ perennial scoring leader has been dealt to New York in exchange for forward Matt Moulson, a first-round pick in 2014 and a...

The Bittersweet & The Bold: Matt Moulson For Thomas Vanek

Fortune favors the bold. - Some Latin Proverb For years New York Islander fans (myself, included) have been waiting years for Garth Snow to pull the trigger and cash in on the team’s painstaking rebuild. We had the depth to pull of a move for a star, it was just a matter of time. Tradehawks on Islander forums have clamored for the past two years that it was time for the Islanders...

NHL Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 4

  The first big trade of the season is done after the New York Islanders sent LW Matt Moulson, New York's 1st round pick in 2014 and New York's 2nd round pick in 2015 to the Buffalo Sabres for LW Thomas Vanek.   Vanek's value will be on the rise as he is slotted to take over Moulson's spot on the top line alongside John Tavares. He is in a good spot and has a great...

Thomas Vanek Traded To The Islanders For Matt Moulson And More

BREAKING: #Isles have traded Matt Moulson, their 2014 1st-round pick and a 2015 2nd-round pick to Buffalo for Thomas Vanek. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 28, 2013

Islanders acquire Thomas Vanek from Sabres for Matt Moulson, picks

The New York Islanders have acquired forward Thomas Vanek from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forward Matt Moulson, a first round draft pick in 2014 and a 2015 second round pick. more to come

Islanders acquire Vanek from Sabres

The New York Islanders acquired forward Thomas Vanek from the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night for forward Matt Moulson, a first-round pick in 2014, and a second-round pick in 2015. The 29-year-old Vanek, a former University of Minnesota star from Austria, had four goals and nine assists in 13 games this season for Buffalo. In nine seasons with Buffalo, he had 254 goals and 243 assists...

Vanek Traded!

The Buffalo Sabres have traded Thomas Vanek to the New York Islanders for Matt Moulson, 1st round pick in 2014, and a 2nd round pick in 2015. At first glance, this trade seems like a steal for the Sabres.  While Vanek and Moulson are close in age ( Vanek is three months younger ), Vanek has played in 265 more games than Moulson and has 130 more goals. However, when you compare...

Puck Dumps 10/29/13

Halloween is just around the corner. What will you be for Halloween? I will be drunk. The Top Line The Rangers finished off their 9 game road trip to begin the season.... and lost. ESPN, NBC, Sports Illustrated,  NHL.Com, The Local Take   Scoreboard Dallas 4, Buffalo 3 - New acquisition Matt Moulson scored twice for the Sabres, but it turns out the Sabres...

Puck Dumps 10/28/13

Sure would be nice to have Schultz around today, huh? The Top Line Thomas Vanek was dealt to the Islanders in the first big trade of the season. Matt Moulson and 2 first rounders went to Buffalo, Sports Illustrated, Sporting News, TSN,, The Local Take #1, The Local Take #2 (It's Schultz, you guys!)   Scoreboard San Jose 5, Ottawa 2 - Good news...
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