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#1 spndnkapusta

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:05 PM

If we sign Moulson we're going to be too good next year.


We did

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:05 PM

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Matt Moulson signs with #sabres, per @FriedgeHNIC.

SABRES SIGN MOULSON TO MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 1, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Matt Moulson to a multi-year contract.

Moulson (6’1″, 200 lbs., 11/1/83) re-joins the Sabres after finishing the 2013-14 season with 13 points (6+7) in 20 regular-season games and three points (1+3) in 10 games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs as a member of the Minnesota Wild.

Originally acquired by the Sabres on Oct. 27, 2013 in a trade with the New York Islanders, Moulson registered 29 points (11+18) in 44 games with the Sabres in the 2013-14 season, before being traded to the Wild along with Cody McCormick in exchange for Torrey Mitchell and two draft picks. He led the Sabres in both goals and points at the time of the trade.

A native of North York, Ontario, Moulson was selected by Pittsburgh in the ninth round (263rd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut with Los Angeles in 2007-08. In 397 regular-season games in seven seasons spent with the Kings, Islanders, Sabres and Wild, Moulson has recorded 275 points (141+134), adding six points (3+3) in 16 playoff games. Moulson ranks 13th among NHL players with 135 goals since his first full NHL season in 2009-10 and has scored 30 goals three times in his five full NHL seasons.


Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 01 July 2014 - 02:13 PM.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:05 PM

And multiple reports, Matt Moulson is a Sabre once again!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:05 PM

5 for 5

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:06 PM

$5MM x 5 years.

Go TM Go!!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:06 PM

Moulson 5yrs 25mil :flirt:

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:06 PM

If we sign Moulson we're going to be too good next year.


We finished 14 points out of 29th with him/Vanek most of the year. Plus the other possible tankers are all getting better today. In the tank we trust!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:06 PM

Wooooooot! We aren't going to be that bad if our young guns take a step forward

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:06 PM

What a great day.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:06 PM

Mind. Blown.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

GMTM strikes again.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

I am happy now.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

There's poetic symmetry to the fact that he's coming back at 5x5.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

Clearly every FA hates coming to Buffalo!

He makes a huge statement. He's here for part of the year. Gets traded away and CHOOSES to come back to a team in the position of Buffalo.

Huge... huge signing. Loving it!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

Sweet! GMTM is thoroughly embarrassing Darcy today.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

So who wears 26 next year?

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:08 PM

What a day!!!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:08 PM

yes!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:08 PM

Happy to hear this one. Now if only they can trade away Stafford....

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:09 PM

Moulson Reinhart Gionta
Foligno Ennis Stafford
Hodgson Girgensons Stewart
Mitchell McCormick Kaleta
Flynn Larsson

That's probably as good as we want to be up front.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:09 PM

A more interesting tank. We all win.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:09 PM

THE MURRAY EFFECT!!!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:09 PM

I love me some MattyMo. Welcome back!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:10 PM

Clearly every FA hates coming to Buffalo!

He makes a huge statement. He's here for part of the year. Gets traded away and CHOOSES to come back to a team in the position of Buffalo.

Huge... huge signing. Loving it!


This plus Gorges waiving to come here really does say something.

OTOH, Matty will be 31 in November and had 17 goals in 64 games last year, plus a real injury. I can live with the $5MM per year, but the 5-year term does concern me a little.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:10 PM

5x5? I don't care about the money now, but I don't want to be using 5 mil of cap space on this guy in 5 years.

I give this deal two thumbs down.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:12 PM

Moulson Reinhart Gionta
Foligno Ennis Stafford
Hodgson Girgensons Stewart
Mitchell McCormick Kaleta
Flynn Larsson

That's probably as good as we want to be up front.


Well, I think I'd rather see Reinhart in juniors and Legwand in his slot, but still...

I'd be kinda looking forward to opening night.

I must be crazy.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:12 PM


Pierre LeBrun@Real_ESPNLeBrun 2m

Moulson has NTC in deal with Sabres


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:12 PM

This plus Gorges waiving to come here really does say something.

OTOH, Matty will be 31 in November and had 17 goals in 64 games last year, plus a real injury. I can live with the $5MM per year, but the 5-year term does concern me a little.

you beat me to it by seconds. I hate the term. Guy is on the downside of his career now - must be one hell of a locker room guy to want to tie themselves to a depreciating asset this long, especially since he isn't tough at all and plays mostly a perimeter game we don't want our guys to emulate.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:12 PM

Well, I think I'd rather see Reinhart in juniors and Legwand in his slot, but still...

I'd be kinda looking forward to opening night.

I must be crazy.


You predicted playoffs last year....so yes :P

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

5x5? I don't care about the money now, but I don't want to be using 5 mil of cap space on this guy in 5 years.

I give this deal two thumbs down.


In 5 years that might be just chump change over league avg.

Edited by X. Benedict, 01 July 2014 - 01:14 PM.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

5x5? I don't care about the money now, but I don't want to be using 5 mil of cap space on this guy in 5 years.

I give this deal two thumbs down.


I don't see us being anywhere near cap trouble In 5 years so it shouldn't be an issue

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

Well, I think I'd rather see Reinhart in juniors and Legwand in his slot, but still...

I'd be kinda looking forward to opening night.

I must be crazy.


I'm right there with you. I watched Leggy play here in Nashville for many years and he is a very, very good player. Let the kids develop in juniors and in Rochester instead of throwing them to the wolves at 18 year olds.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

you beat me to it by seconds. I hate the term. Guy is on the downside of his career now - must be one hell of a locker room guy to want to tie themselves to a depreciating asset this long, especially since he isn't tough at all and plays mostly a perimeter game we don't want our guys to emulate.


I get the concern, but it beats the pants off of overpaying for Orpik like many wanted to. At least Moulson can still play for a few years in the worst case scenario.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:15 PM

Sweet Jeebus, these all seem like good moves with reasonable (if a little over) payments. I don't know how to fit this into the "Everyone hates Buffalo" framework. Oh wait, yes I can: the league is slipping these guys money to make sure Buffalo finishes at #4 and misses out on McDavid/Eichel. Order restored in my head.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:15 PM

you beat me to it by seconds. I hate the term. Guy is on the downside of his career now - must be one hell of a locker room guy to want to tie themselves to a depreciating asset this long, especially since he isn't tough at all and plays mostly a perimeter game we don't want our guys to emulate.


Moulson plays a perimeter game? You sure you have the right guy?

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:15 PM

Fckn A Baby!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

you beat me to it by seconds. I hate the term. Guy is on the downside of his career now - must be one hell of a locker room guy to want to tie themselves to a depreciating asset this long, especially since he isn't tough at all and plays mostly a perimeter game we don't want our guys to emulate.


Well, he's not a hitter, to be sure, but, like Briere, he scores 'em from the "dirty areas" -- he doesn't linger around the half-wall.

I think TM must be thinking that either or both of Stafford and Stewart will likely be gone after this year, and Reinhart and (hopefully) Eichel will need a good finisher on the wing. (And I think Moulson is thinking the same thing.)

But back on the bad-contract concerns: he's also apparently getting a NTC -- eeesh.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:19 PM

Term is an issue for Matty in the back two years, but $5 million won't be a huge issue if the cap keeps going up.

Matty singing the praises of the Pegulas and Teddy Nolan. Likes teams direction.
They have a good group of young talent part of the reason he want to be there "so badly" is he believes in the direction.
He's just a good guy.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:19 PM

5x5? I don't care about the money now, but I don't want to be using 5 mil of cap space on this guy in 5 years.

I give this deal two thumbs down.


Who will need that money in 5 years?

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:20 PM

Well, he's not a hitter, to be sure, but, like Briere, he scores 'em from the "dirty areas" -- he doesn't linger around the half-wall.

I think TM must be thinking that either or both of Stafford and Stewart will likely be gone after this year, and Reinhart and (hopefully) Eichel will need a good finisher on the wing. (And I think Moulson is thinking the same thing.)

But back on the bad-contract concerns: he's also apparently getting a NTC -- eeesh.

Thought I'd put it here, it must have ended up in the FAF thread. This is the ONLY contract thst looks bad in 4 years. TM can work w/ that when the kids are starting to gel.