NHL Trade Deadline: Matt Moulson Traded to Minnesota Wild

The Blues weren't the only team in the Central Division that decided to beef up their roster. They grabbed one of the two biggest prizes this trade deadline in landing Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick from the Buffalo Sabres for Torrey Mitchell and draft picks to be named.

Moulson a player that will make the Wild more dangerous. He's an expert at creating his own space, and his tenacity has rewarded him well in his career. He's having a slow season this year by his standards, but that didn't dissuade the Wild from making a big move.

Here're Moulson's stats from HockeyDB.com:

2009-10 New York Islanders NHL 82 30 18 48 16 -2 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 New York Islanders NHL 82 31 22 53 24 -10 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 New York Islanders NHL 82 36 33 69 6 1 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 New York Islanders NHL 47 15 29 44 4 -3 6 2 1 3 10
2013-14 New York Islanders* NHL 11 6 3 9 6 3 -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 44 11 18 29 20 -8

Will this make the Wild a playoff force to deal with? Probably not - don't forget, they recently acquired Ilya Bryzgalov in net. Will it make them harder to play against? You Bet

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