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Lightning re-signs Brad Richards

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The Tampa Bay Lightning began what figures to be an offseason of change by ensuring their future includes Brad Richards. The 2004 Stanley Cup playoffs MVP signed a new five-year, $39 million contract instead of opting to become a restricted free agent on July 1. The $7.8 million average annual salary is more than twice the $3.4 million he made while leading the Lightning in scoring this season. With Richards’ re-signing, this has been a great week in Tampa Bay…

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