If the Senators are to make a deadline move, their No. 1 target could be Buffalo Sabres' winger Matt Moulson.

Afterall, it only makes sense.

The ties between Buffalo GM Tim Murray and Senators GM Bryan Murray have people thinking that if the Sabres decide to move Moulson then perhaps Ottawa would be at the top of the list.

Moulson would be a nice fit playing along side captain Jason Spezza and offer consistency offensively from its top two lines because that hasn't happened every night.

But it sure sounds like Tim Murray will have a steep asking price if he's going to move his unrestricted free agents. He told the Buffalo News Saturday night if he's to move Moulson, Ryan Miller or Steve Ott he wants lots of assets in return.

"Certainly their names are in play and we'll see what happens but it doesn't guarantee they'll be moved at all. For me, it's all about return," Murray told the paper in an interview. "These are good players. So if the return was up to a certain point and not great and we then decide we want to talk to them about staying, then that's an option too."

The Senators have the assets to make a deal but they don't want to do something just for the sake of making a move. You have to think Bryan Murray has already made a call on Moulson but if the asking price is high, it won't happen here.