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Moulson’s agent isn’t worried about trade value, no contract talks with Sabres yet

Jan 31, 2014, 6:37 PM EDT

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Once news hit about Matt Moulson being sidelined until after the Olympic break with an upper-body injury, many wondered if that would severely impact his trade value. Moulson’s agent Wade Arnott doesn’t seem to think so.

Or, at the very least, he doesn’t seem to be lingering on the issue, as he told the Buffalo News on Friday.

“It’s something that we can’t control anyway, so to that end we’re not overly concerned about it,” Arnott said. “Obviously, we’re fully aware that we have a standard trade deadline on March 5, but we also have a trade freeze for the upcoming Olympic break before that. I am aware that managers have been talking and are maybe trying to do something prior to this freeze, but in Matt’s case I’m not sure anything was or would get done anyway.”

Arnott takes a similar wait-and-see approach with matters that extend beyond March 5. He admitted that there haven’t been substantial contract talks with the Sabres, even if the 30-year-old seems open-minded about possibly staying in Buffalo. (Arnott notes that Moulson has “said a lot of positive things” about his brief Buffalo run.)

Thomas Vanek has said similar things about his time with the New York Islanders after being traded from Buffalo, for whatever that’s worth.

Moulson has 24 points in 40 games since being traded to the Sabres.

  1. djshnooks - Jan 31, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    This is why Miller needed to be traded yesterday…if he gets hurt at the Olympics, I am scared the Sabres will be screwed.

    • krebsy34 - Feb 1, 2014 at 11:03 AM

      What if the only offer on the table is a 1st rounder and the team that gets him goes deep in the playoffs. Essentially you only get what is basically a 2nd round pick for someone who is arguably one of the best goalies on the planet. That is a dumb trade. It’s also not impossible that he resigns with Buffalo. Which brings the question, if Buffalo better off with only a 1st rounder and rebuilding with Enroth or Hackett? Or keeping Miller and rebuilding with a keeper they know and not getting that late 1st rounder?

      Or lets say we did trade Moulson yesterday and we get some stud in return, there is nothing stopping that player from getting hurt and being out for the season. Where as Moulson will only be out during a time when there are no games. Or if we traded for someone who gets hurt in the Olympics. It goes both ways. But never take a bad trade because you are worried about injuries.

      Even Sidney is one big hit to the head away from potentially never playing hockey again. And there isn’t a team in the league that would give the Pens the moon if they could get Crosby.

      • gtthom86 - Feb 1, 2014 at 12:57 PM

        hate to break it to ya bud but there is ZERO chance miller resigns in buffalo. I wish it wasn’t so, but it is. if you can’t see that then your not looking at it objectively

      • krebsy34 - Feb 1, 2014 at 2:39 PM

        @gtthom86 Regardless if he is going to resign or not, if you trade Miller now for only a 1st then it’s a terrible trade. You need more in return. That was the point of my comment, not that they are going to resign him. We got a 1st round pick for Gaustad a few years back. So if you are saying that Miller is in the same class as him then by all mean take the late 1st rounder and be on your way. If you can’t see that Miller is worth more than a late 1st then you my friend are not looking at it objectively.

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