Matt Moulson is now in the fold, signing a five year, twenty-five million dollar contract with the Buffalo Sabres.
Moulson joined the Sabres coming over in the Thomas Vanek trade.
The Buffalo Sabres were the lowest of the low in the National Hockey League last year, and they have used today to turn things around with their young players and some free agent signings on July 1.
In October, Darcy Regier sent Thomas Vanek to the New York Islanders – and gathered Matt Moulson into the mix. Tim Murray turned around and sent Matt Moulson to the Minnesota Wild – but no harm no foul; Tim Murray turned that trade with the Wild into something really special, because the second round draft pick has turned into Josh Gorges, and Matt Moulson has resigned with the Buffalo Sabres.
Moulson wasn’t opposed to staying in Buffalo, and you have to wonder if the Buffalo Sabres had this card up their sleeve all along – trading Moulson away with the hopes of finishing the season low enough in the standings for a first round pick.
With changes to next years draft lottery, Connor McDavid might not be a sure thing, but Matt Moulson will turn out to be a great signing for the Buffalo Sabres given the depth at center that the team now has.
Are the Buffalo Sabres hoping that Matt Moulson can turn into a leadership role for the Buffalo Sabres and help bring about the next era of Buffalo Sabres hockey?
Not surprised by the Buffalo Sabres bringing in players like Moulson, but splashing out on Day 1 of the free agent period to shore up the salary cap floor has brought in quite a few solid players to the organization.