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Daily Links for Friday, March 5

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Happy Friday! Sabres fans get their first chance to see the newly acquired Raffi Torres in action, and we have a whole bunch of links about him before and after the break. Game is tonight against Philly at 7:30.

Torres Hits The Ice - WGR 550 SportsRadio
The newest Sabre Raffi Torres was on the ice this morning playing on a line with Derek Roy and Jason Pominville.

New Sabres forward Raffi Torres speaks to reporters - Sabres Edge
Mike Harrington has audio of Raffi Torres speaking to reporters after practice and some video of him during the practice.

Head Coach Lindy Ruff had returned for his first non-game day practice following a two-week Olympic break. and the boss wasn’t too happy with what he saw from his players:

Fresh Blood -The Goose's Roost
Here's what Chris over at The Goose's Roost has to say about the trade deadline: Darcy Regier improved the Sabres.

The anatomy of a faceoff - The Hockey News
It only takes a split second, but a faceoff is such a big part of a hockey game, and every puck drop is a process.

Exploitation, self promotion, and pro-athletes online - Raw Charge
The names of Lightning players (and others from every league and pro sport) are seldom exploited through social media. Sometimes it's innocent, sometimes it;'s more malicious and deliberate.

Board of Governors approves Lightning sale -
Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment LLC, a company controlled by Jeff Vinik, has closed on its purchase of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Even More Olympic Stuff:

Alexander the (not so) Great - The Globe and Mail
Jokes about Ovechkin's play during the Olympics are making the rounds.

Survival Guide: So You Just Lost to Team Canada - Pegasus News
If you're still upset about the Olympic hockey loss to Canada, this handy and hilarious Cold War hockey survival guide should help you out.