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The New York Islanders are making moves. On Sunday, the Isles landed Thomas Vanek in a trade that sends Matt Moulson, a first-round pick in 2014 and a second-round pick in 2015 to Buffalo, reports Newsday’s Arthur Staple. Vanek was drafted 15th overall by Buffalo in 2003. In 598 career NHL games, he has 254 goals and 243 assists for 497 points. The 29-year-old Austrian has four goals and five assists in 13 games this season. Moulson, 29, was also drafted in 2003 and has 124 goals and 109 helpers in 333 career NHL games. Last week, Vanek (along with goalie Ryan Miller) was rumored to be going to Edmonton in a trade with the Oilers that would have sent Nail Yakupov to Buffalo. 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 Filed under: Buffalo Sabres, Headlines, New York Islanders

Source: Sabres pick up part of Vanek's salary

A person familiar with the details of the trade has confirmed to The Associated Press that the Buffalo Sabres agreed to pay about a fifth of forward Thomas Vanek's salary in dealing him to the New York Islanders. The person said, the Sabres are on the hook for 19.5 percent of what's left of the $6.4 million Vanek is still owed in the final year of his contract. The person...

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...

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...

New York Islanders trade for Thomas Vanek

The Buffalo Sabres have dealt Thomas Vanek to the New York Islanders in exchange for Matt Moulson, a first round pick in 2014 and a second round pick in 2015. The move comes as the Sabres are sputtering in the Atlantic Division and amidst persisting trade rumors surrounding several players on the Buffalo roster.  The trade, as confirmed by Newsday, is a fascinating development...

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

Matt Moulson stars in Buffalo Sabres debut

Only 24 hours after being traded from the New York Islanders to the Buffalo Sabres, Matt Moulson took centre stage with a 2-goal performance against the Dallas Stars. The argument that Moulson’s success on Long Island was a product of…Read more →The post Matt Moulson stars in Buffalo Sabres debut appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

5 For Thought: Rangers finally home, Leafs sell high, realignment so far, Ruff’s return, and more.

1. Vanek excited to join young, fast Islanders. Thomas Vanek has spent the entire first eight seasons of his NHL career with the Buffalo Sabres. His early days were blessed with team success, including a Presidents’ trophy and some promising…Read more →The post 5 For Thought: Rangers finally home, Leafs sell high, realignment so far, Ruff’s return, and more. appeared first...

Report: Sabres Were Willing to Make Thomas Vanek Highest-Paid Player in NHL Prior to Trade to Islanders

All the money in the world could not have kept Thomas Vanek in Buffalo. The Sabres captain was dealt to the Islanders for Matt Moulson and a pair of draft picks in an intradivision deal over the weekend, but not before Buffalo attempted to compensate him handsomely to stay in town. In fact, John Vogl of The Buffalo News cites a source saying that the Sabres were willing to make Vanek...

At Last, Sabres’ Plan Is Straightforward

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...

Ruff Returns, Vanek Departs

  The era of Thomas Vanek has ended and the welcoming back of Lindy Ruff for a night begins. The fans woke up today and processed the best player on the teams’ departure for Long Island last night. Let’s make one thing clear: management asked Vanek point-blank “are you willing to sign in Buffalo past this season?” To show him their commitment, they would have made him...

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...

Sabres Begin Rebuilding With Trade for Moulson

During my preview of the NHL’s Eastern Conference’s Atlantic division I said that the Sabres were looking to trade Thomas Vanek and Ryan Miller. This was an attempt to start a rebuilding process with both of them being free agents at the end of the season. Sunday night the process was sent in motion as […]
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