York Islanders in exchange for Matt Moulson and two draft picks. By now fans have had a chance to sleep on the trade and fully adjust to the fact that Thomas Vanek is no longer a member of the Buffalo Sabres. Now that you’ve had that chance to think it over what do you think of the deal? Did the Sabres win the trade or did the Islanders get the better deal?
Both player’s will become free agents at the end of this season and are just rental players for the rest of the season, but the two draft picks Regier was able to land certainly help sweeten the deal.
While it’s hard to see one of the best forwards in Sabres’ history be shipped out of town but because of the rebuild the team has to think about the future. Thomas Vanek was very unlikely to re-sign with the Sabres, so it was just a matter of time before he was shipped out of town. Sure this trade took everyone by surprise (the timing) but it was bound to happen at some point.
This was a pretty good deal for both sides but the Sabres did manage to acquire a player who has three straight 30-goal season’s and that’s not a bad pick-up. Would the Buffalo Sabres consider re-signing Moulson for next season?
Sound off in the comments below to share your thoughts on the trade and whether the Sabres won the deal or not.