Trade grades: Matt Moulson to the Wild 

March, 5, 2014
Mar 5
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The deal

Wild get: F Matt Moulson, F Cody McCormick

Sabres get: F Torrey Mitchell, 2014 second-round pick, 2016 second-round pick


Minnesota Wild: A-minus

Of all the rental wingers available, Matt Moulson might be the best fit for a contender. Thomas Vanek has higher-end skill, but teams really like the way Moulson plays.

“He’s what I’d really like to be looking for,” one interested general manager said earlier this week. “He goes to the hard areas.”

That’s not necessarily the case for some of the other wingers.