Ottawa Senators: 6 Potential Trade Deadline Targets

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Matt Moulson, Buffalo

Jan 21, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres left wing Matt Moulson (26) skates with the puck as Florida Panthers center Jesse Winchester (17) defends during the second period at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Probably the most talked about potential acquisition, Moulson is also a UFA at season’s end, carries a $3.9M salary.  He is a former 3 time 30 goal scorer on the wing with John Tavares, coming out of nowhere to become a first line winger. His transition to Buffalo hasn’t been as smooth, but with 9 goals in 35 games is still setting a 20 goal pace. The Sabres dynamic is different now because of the hiring of former Senators assistant GM Tim Murray as their new GM.  While some would think that makes a deal easier, I would argue the other way.


Proven scorer when playing alongside elite players.


Was his success simply an off-shoot of Tavares and can he have that chemistry with someone else.


Again, Spezza’s wing is the gaping hole on the roster, and whoever gets acquired will be asked to fill that role.  Moulson would be no different.