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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.

RUFF SPEAKING VOLUMES AT PRACTICE - Buffalo Sabres
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 - NHL.com
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.