Matt Moulson has already been traded once this season. Now it looks more and more like that he will be traded again at least before the March 5 NHL Trade Deadline.
With at least 12 teams in the running for Moulson, Botta is right. It is only a matter of time before Moulson is moved. As soon as a deal comes in that GM Tim Murray likes, the deal will be made.
Moulson was part of the deal that sent Thomas Vanek to the New York Islanders that also netted the Buffalo Sabres a first- and second-round pick. With Moulson soon to be moved, they will get even more assets.
Eklund of HockeyBuzz.com reports that two of the top teams in on Moulson are the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks. I would not be surprised if the Pittsburgh Penguins are involved as they are still looking to replace Pascal Dupuis, who is out for the rest of the season.
Matt Moulson rose to where he is because he was playing with John Tavares on Long Island. While some asked whether he was only playing well because of that fact or he was good on his own merit, his play has obviously not dampened the amount of interest in him.
The Sabres will more than likely be looking for either a prospect or what would more than likely be a second-pick.
As the Trade Deadline nears, expect Moulson to be one of the first that gets moved.