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There was good and bad for the Sabres yesterday, acquiring power forward Raffi Torres from the Columbus Blue jackets hours before losing another uninspired game to the Washington Capitals 3-1. Let's hope Torres will inject some much-needed spirit into the squad come Friday. Plenty of trade analysis and grading after the break.

Trade Tracker -
Too many trades were made yesterday to post individually, and has a very nice roundup.

Sabres acquire Torres, deal MacArthur - The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Sabres, in search of a top-six forward with scoring potential, today acquired left wing Raffi Torres from Columbus.

Darcy Regier On Deadline Day - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Sabres GM Darcy Regier addressed the media following the trades made today.

Caps 3, Sabres 1 - Japers' Rink
The Capitals outshoot the Sabres 40-24 to pick up the win in Buffalo.

Scott Burnside grades the deadline day deals - ESPN
After a record number of trades on Wednesday, we hand out our grades for the top deals.

Puck Daddy's 2010 NHL Trade Deadline Report Cards - Puck Daddy
If you prefer your report cards a bit more informal, Wysh grades all 30 teams and Buffalo comes out quite well.

Capitals, Coyotes improve most at NHL trade deadline -
Kevin Allen ranks the teams that he believes had the top 10 trade deadline performances:...

Tidbits from Sporting News' Twitter Feed - Sporting News
Some interesting deadline day quotes and facts from Twitter, no less.

Little to get excited about out West - The Globe and Mail
Despite an unprecendented Oilers-Flames trade, the NHL deal deadline comes and goes with a thud instead of a bang.

Non-Trade Related:

NHL needs post-Olympic marketing plan - The Buffalo News
Allan Wilson wonders how the NHL can capitalize on its popularity during the Olympics.

Canada Still Hung Up On That Hockey Game, Apparently - Deadspin
Humorous post-Olympics antics from Ottawa, and a great picture to boot.