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Matt Moulson on the move again at NHL trade deadline

Mar 6, 2014, 2:00 AM EDT

For the second time this season, Matt Moulson found himself on the move thanks to a trade.

Moulson, as well as Cody McCormick, were moved from the Buffalo Sabres to the Minnesota Wild just prior to the National Hockey League’s trade deadline on Wednesday. Moulson will join his third team of the season, having started with the New York Islanders, before getting traded to Buffalo near the end of October. Now, Minnesota.

He seemed positive about yet another move for he and his family, as he expressed his thoughts via Twitter.

Moulson, according to, is in the final year of a three-year contract worth a total of $9.4 million. He’s also a pending unrestricted free agent. Is there a future with the Wild beyond just the rest of this season?

  1. mp1131211 - Mar 6, 2014 at 2:08 AM

    Let’s go Wild!

  2. strictlythedanks - Mar 6, 2014 at 2:48 AM

    Im stoked to see how the lines shake up

  3. nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 6, 2014 at 4:20 AM

    He needs to think of his situation as being flattering, as so many teams want him. Sure beats the other extreme.

  4. lordfletcher - Mar 6, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    Perfect time to come to MN too. Its above -10 for the first time this year.. And going to be in the 30’s all week

    • 7mantel - Mar 6, 2014 at 8:04 AM

      Thumbs up on the Moulson trade and warmer temps .

  5. rjmisles1980 - Mar 6, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    Then at the end of the season the Wild let Moulson walk and sign Vanek. Funny how things work out. Maybe Garth Snow can resign Moulson and we can start all over again next year.

    • pastabelly - Mar 6, 2014 at 8:29 AM

      The irony to these deals is almost funny. Just ask Jerome Iginla.

      • jpelle82 - Mar 6, 2014 at 2:30 PM

        and marian hossa.

    • dolfan4ever - Mar 6, 2014 at 9:00 AM

      Coming from a Sabres fan, you’d rather have Moulson than Vanek…So would the locker room! Moulsons work ethic is way better!

      • lordfletcher - Mar 6, 2014 at 9:44 AM

        As a Wild fan I would to. Vanek scares me as he is going to ger long term deal this summer and honestly, I want nothing to do with it. He could easily fetch 7 year $50 million and I wouldn’t want to give more than 5 year $30 mill. Would rather have Moulson.

        Vanek to minnesota is over rated and want those rumors to stop badly. If Vanek is willing to take a massive pay cut, I’m all for it but i don’t necessarily see it playing out like that as he will have ten teams fighting for him

      • doubles22 - Mar 6, 2014 at 11:24 AM

        Totally agree with ya, lf. The stage is perfectly set for Vanek to sign one of those high-buck, long-term contracts that end up hanging over a GM’s neck like a giant millstone. I really don’t want Fletch to go down that road, and I trust that he won’t.

        Sabres fans- one thing I can tell you is that you are getting an oustanding prospect in Hudson Fasching. Kid is just 18 years old, and is doing very well as a freshman for the Gophers. 12G / 15A / 31 GP for the #1 ranked college team in the nation. He’s already 6-2 / 207 lbs. Kid is already a beast, and still growing. He’s been highly successful at every level of hockey, including the U18 National Development Program, or whatever it is.

        Beyond that, he’s an even better kid. He has two younger siblings that have debillitating diseases, and he has always pitched in around the house to take care of them. Buffalo acquired a great hockey player yesterday. Beyond that, he’s an even better son, big brother, and a great person. Just can’t say enough about the character of the kid.

  6. pastabelly - Mar 6, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    Here’s the lesson from all of this.

    Good Player + Final Year of Contract + Earning High Salary + Playing for a Team Post Season Unlikely + Not Negotiating Extension = High Likelihood You Will Be Packing Your Bags in March.

    • purpleguy - Mar 6, 2014 at 9:38 AM

      Your math really sucks.

    • ibieiniid - Mar 6, 2014 at 9:44 AM

      how is this so thumbed down? we just saw it happen several times yesterday.

      • mp1131211 - Mar 6, 2014 at 11:59 AM

        Because minnesota is highly likely to go post season

      • ibieiniid - Mar 6, 2014 at 12:07 PM

        but wouldn’t the “Post Season Unlikely” team in pastabelly’s case be the Sabres? they’re the ones giving up a good, final-contract-year player.

        now, if you said you thumbed down him for capitalizing every word, i’d have no arguments.

  7. mnjoemama - Mar 6, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    The Wild is going to be a haawkey dynasty aye ! Suter Sports Nation

  8. djshnooks - Mar 6, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Build of the cupboard with draft picks…give them all a chance to win…then bring them all back in July, Ott and Moulson. Bring back Vanek too, and sign Callahan. Lol.

    Tim Murray has a plan to take the NHL by storm and tick off all the owners/managers! (They would have enough money for it.)

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