Buffalo Sabres Trade Deadline Recap and Analysis

March 3rd, 2010 by Matthew Hogan Leave a reply »

The Buffalo Sabres had an interesting deadline day, to say the least.

After several hours of inactivity, GM Darcy Regier made his first move around 2 p.m., sending defenseman Nathan Paetsch and a 2010 second-round draft pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets for forward Raffi Torres.

Torres has 19 goals and 12 assists in 60 games this season. The gritty forward is known for his hard skating and even harder hitting.

The Sabres also traded forward Clarke MacArthur to the Atlanta Thrashers for third and fourth-round draft picks.

MacArthur has just three assists in his last 11 games and no goals.

Adding Torres and getting rid of MacArthur was a great move for the Sabres who could use some tenacity up front. Torres will provide the necessary offense and defense needed on any of the Sabres’ top three lines.

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