Moulson Thought He Would Spend His Career on LI

Kevin Schultz

Today is Matt Moulson’s first game back at the Coliseum since being traded earlier this season and he’s been the focus of a few pieces in the media today. Katie Strang of ESPN was one who caught up with Moulson and some of the quotes are quite candid: 

“At the time, I thought I’d be here for the rest of my career. We never had discussions about any future plans or anything. That kind of caught me off guard.” 

And also:

…it doesn’t sound like there will be an Islanders reunion in his future.

“It’s been said that I wasn’t in the future plans, so I don’t think that will quickly change,” Moulson said. “I’m just going to concentrate on helping Minnesota to win right now.” 

You can read Strang’s entire piece here.




106 comments
Scotty Wordock
Scotty Wordock

Terrible trade right outta the gate. consistant 30 goal scorer....good call... for a european crybaby....nothing was learned from Yashin i guess.... Wang sell this team... only then will the Isles ever truly rebuild.

Eric Conway
Eric Conway

Went to Cornell so no shot of a reunion

Eric Conway
Eric Conway

Good for Matty Ice sticking it to Garth in a completely empty barn...Snow must be out the door but until ownership changes and they open up the wallet even a brilliant hockey mind will have a tough time fielding a competitive roster at the cap floor...PS Jonas Gustavsson will be the starting goalie next year won't cost too much such an Isles move

Patrick LaSalle
Patrick LaSalle

Snow is an idiot and he trashed Moulson after the fact saying he wouldnt bring him back

tag1
tag1

I just got home from the game and yes good for Matty Moulson, and they heard us loud and clear towards the end of the game, I'm just sorry he couldn't get the hat trick tonight. I cheered Moulson all night, and I had to explain to a few people in my section why, it had to do with EMBARRASSING this owner and GM.


I didn't know they had bobbleheads of the ice girls, what's next charlie bobbleheads of the parking attendants? I guess the players aren't good enough?

jpizzy
jpizzy

Vanek hat trick for whatever that's worth. 

shamwow
shamwow

After he just finished grinding salt into the open festering wound that is Garth Snow, here's to Matt Moulson, star of the game.

jpizzy
jpizzy

Wow. Rangers just scored against former Islanders great Nathan Lawson. Remember him?

hoser_14
hoser_14

I'm very happy that Matt Moulson was able to get 3 points (included his 19th & 20th goals). 

I'm shocked that Snow allowed Moulson to be named the !st Star of the Game.  I guess someone in the Press-Box is going to get their press credentials yanked.


Why would Snow want re-sign a 30+ goal scorer who would stay?   


He rather trade for players who avoid the Islanders like a social disease.....




mrcisback
mrcisback

                      How can a 6/06 goaltender be that bad. He has to stop some of the pucks by pure accident. Poulan and Nilsson are approaching Ike Davis status. Wait a minute, i can't insult Ike Davis like that. These two young goaltenders should be like big foot. Never to be seen again.

snostorm
snostorm

Yeah he wasn't in our future plans.  perennial 30 goal scorers who actually want to play here arent in our plans.  It was time to pay him you see.  we don't do that.

Vicp73
Vicp73

Matty!!!!!!!!! Good for you 

jpizzy
jpizzy

I wonder how Snow feels about Moulson scoring twice, but then again, he probably doesn't even watch his team play. 

chris7777
chris7777

SELL THE TEAM WANG NOW,YOU POS

shlo
shlo

Pathetic game.

Pathetic coaching.

jpizzy
jpizzy

Stoner's first goal since April 1, 2012.

chris7777
chris7777

AND MOULSON SCORES ADD INSULT TO INJURY.      DONT SHOW YOUR FACE IN PUBLIC WANG LIKE A COWARD JUST LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN  DOING. 

jpizzy
jpizzy

Vanek scores. It's a banner night for ex-Islanders. I bet Mattias Weinhandl had a hat trick in a floor hockey game in Sweden tonight.

Joshua Shapiro
Joshua Shapiro

I don't care what Moulson has to say.  Hockey is a business.  The business revolves around winning, not making long-lasting friendships.  Vanek is a far superior player that Snow took a chance on.  That wasn't the problem.  The issue is how badly Snow butchered flipping Vanek once it was apparent he wasn't going to sign here months ago.  I'll find it hard to support the team until Snow has to pay for his transgressions with his job.

TomDinNJ
TomDinNJ

One thing Wang & Snow have delivered - lots of meaningless games to watch.

Joey Ferguson
Joey Ferguson

@tag1  they are actully custom bobbleheads of anything u want... but yea. the ice girl bobble heads give me nightmares. things are scary looking..

dkdk
dkdk

The scrub that is better than Nilsson and Poulin?

John Richards
John Richards

How much press was actually at the game?? Paperboys don't count!!

tag1
tag1

@mrcisback You're the one who keeps defending snow mrc, wake up buddy and smell the coffee, he sucks.

jpizzy
jpizzy

@mrcisback  Snow has been the GM since 2006 and hasn't developed one capable goalie in that span. Just boggles the mind. 

dkdk
dkdk

Hopefully Matty takes a nice hot dump and drops it on snows desk on the way out.

John Richards
John Richards

Wang has parental lock on snows TV so after jeopardy its lights out!!

John Richards
John Richards

Dave scatchard lights the lamp three times in his beer league!!

dkdk
dkdk

The Isalnders are in no position to take chances on players, especially ones that every expert said is a gimme to minny. When we have a guy producing here and wants to be here, keep him here!

snostorm
snostorm

@Joshua Shapiro  Vanek at this stage in his career is NOT a far superior player. Moulson is no slouch and guess what....he wanted to be here!!  The Islanders had no intention of paying or Vanek for that matter.  

jpizzy
jpizzy

@TomDinNJ  Snow is like an old-time mobster that can't be touched. No matter how many things he does wrong, nothing is done about it. 

tag1
tag1

@Joey Ferguson @tag1 This organization is a embarrassment from what they put on the ice to their in game promotions, CHEAP is the nicest word I can find to describe it.

jpizzy
jpizzy

@dkdk  Well, that might be a stretch but I get your point.

tag1
tag1

@dkdk Great goal tending tonight 6 goals on 22 shots.

jpizzy
jpizzy

@camb33 @shlo  First step of a rebuild: Get competent people in the right places. We failed at it before we even started. 

nyicdneh
nyicdneh

Marty McInnis hits a triple salchow in Battle of the Blades on CBC!

TomDinNJ
TomDinNJ

@jpizzy @TomDinNJ This entire miserable season reflects upon him. Wang is a bigger loser for not canning him.

Joey Ferguson
Joey Ferguson

@tag1 @Joey Ferguson  same here. the last people in the coli all knew why we were. they all want him back. cant belive i actully got it going with so few people. 

Joey Ferguson
Joey Ferguson

@tag1 @Joey Ferguson  it took me most of the night to try to get the we want moulson chants going. sadly it took till the last 5 min. i cant talk right now.

jpizzy
jpizzy

@John Richards  I was at the game in Chicago a few years ago when he beat the Blackhawks. After the game, I sat there and asked myself, "How the hell did that just happen?"

jepliberty
jepliberty

@tag1 @dkdk

Yes, but he is our future all star goalie according to Wang's water boy Snow.

dkdk
dkdk

And didn't snow know we needed a goalie 2 weeks ago when 12 were traded in a matter of 2 days?

And that Vanek point, I go back what was said on hockey this morning on XM the day of the deadline. One guy goes you know with all the minny rumors out there, Vanek won't go for nearly as much as he did earlier this year. The cohost said true, those whispers have been screams since this past summer and they reached everyone in the hockey world but Garth Snow.

But I am sure those guys just have some ill begotten bias against him and the Isalnders right?

tag1
tag1

@dkdk I know right the whole league knew we needed a goalie after last season except snow just like the whole league knew Vanek wanted to become a free agent at the end of the year except snow, see a pattern here?

dkdk
dkdk

What is the latest quote TAG "now snow knows we need a goalie so we will get one".

You know because the last few years we had the Smitty - Dryden platoon.