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NHL Talk: @BuffaloSabres Trade Deadline Recap of last 8 years: Darcy traded on deadline day in 7 of last 8 years (exception was last year when he traded the day prior)

Interesting about Darcy, and probably widely known [but I didn’t know], the past 8 years of trade deadline eligibility (04-05 lockout)… he traded on the deadline day on 7 of those years (with 1 trade also happening the day prior to deadline in 2004, in addition to the trades on deadline in 2004 that interestingly enough included Brad Boyes in a 3-way deal from SJ to Bruins), and 1 of those years he only did one trade that was on the day before the deadline — that was last year.
2003-04: March 9th, 2004 deadline, they traded the day before:
March 8, 2004 To Buffalo Sabres

Brad Brown
6th round pick in 2005

To Minnesota Wild

4th round pick in 2005

and then they traded that day:
2004-05: No season, lock-out.
2005-06: March 9th, 2006 deadline, they traded that day:

To Vancouver Canucks

Mika NoronenTo Buffalo Sabres

Second-round pick in 2006

2006-07: Feb 27th, 2007 deadline, they traded that day (last team to trade):
February 27, 2007 To Philadelphia Flyers

Martin Biron

To Buffalo Sabres

Second-round pick in 2007

February 27, 2007 To Columbus Blue Jackets

Fifth-round pick in 2007

To Buffalo Sabres

Ty Conklin

February 27, 2007 To Washington Capitals

Jiri Novotny
First-round pick in 2007

To Buffalo Sabres

Dainius Zubrus
Timo Helbling

February 27, 2007 To Nashville Predators

Fourth-round pick in 2007

To Buffalo Sabres

Mikko Lehtonen

From Wikipedia page…     “The Sabres were the last team to be involved in a trade in the 2006–07 season. On the day of the NHL trade deadline, though, they made four trades. Goaltender Martin Biron, who had been the longest-tenured Sabre, was sent to Philadelphia for Philadelphia’s second-round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Buffalo’s fifth-round pick in that draft was sent to Columbus in exchange for another backup goalie, Ty Conklin. Jiri Novotny was sent along with Buffalo’s 2007 first-round pick to Washington in exchange for Dainius Zubrus and Timo Helbling. Finally, the Sabres sent their fourth-round pick in 2007 to Nashville for Mikko Lehtonen, a minor league defenseman.[12]”.   Sidenote: Vanek was a +47 on the season. (best in entire NHL). Unreal. He had Briere.
2007-08: Feb 26th, 2008 deadline, they traded that day: 
To San Jose Sharks

Brian Campbell
Seventh-round pick in 2008

To Buffalo Sabres

Steve Bernier
First-round pick in 2008

2008-09: March 4th, 2009 deadline, they traded that day:
March 4, 2009 To Buffalo Sabres
Mikael Tellqvist
To Phoenix Coyotes
Fourth-round pick in 2010
March 4, 2009 To Buffalo Sabres
Dominic Moore
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Second-round pick in 2009
March 4, 2009 To Buffalo Sabres
Second-round pick in 2009
To Edmonton Oilers
Ales Kotalik
2009-10: March 3rd, 2010 deadline, they traded that day:
March 3, 2010[7] To Columbus Blue Jackets

Nathan Paetsch
2nd round pick in 2010

To Buffalo Sabres

Raffi Torres

March 3, 2010[8] To Atlanta Thrashers

Clarke MacArthur

To Buffalo Sabres

3rd round pick in 2010
4th round pick in 2010

2010-11: February 28, 2011 deadline, they traded one day before deadline:
February 27, 2011[20] To St. Louis Blues

2nd-round pick in 2011

To Buffalo Sabres

Brad Boyes