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   Thirty-three year-old center and team captain Vincent Lecavalier became a free agent at the end of June when Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman bought out the remainder of his contract. The franchise had signed him to an 11-year deal in 2008. Lecavalier wasn’t out of work for long though as he signed a five-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers on July 2. It’s believed the new contract will pay the native of Montreal, Canada a total of $22.5 million. He was originally let go by Tampa so the club could free up some salary cap space for the oncoming seasons.    Ironically, the Flyers have room for Lecavalier as they have bought out the contracts of goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov and forward Daniel Briere. Yzerman felt Lecavalier no longer fit into his plans for Tampa Bay’s future and he decided to spend $45 million by buying out the remaining seven years of his contract. Lecavalier was drafted by Tampa back in 1998 with the first overall pick in the NHL Draft. He’s a fou...
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