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Boyle signs with Lightning

The man most linked with Brian Campbell leading up to the trade deadline, Tampa Bay defenseman Dan Boyle, is staying with the Lightning. The 31-year-old signed a six-year deal worth $40 million. That's $6.66 million per year, plus a no-trade clause.

With those numbers in play -- and it was no secret it was those type of numbers at play -- there was no way Campbell would have taken the three-year deal that Buffalo offered. Hockey contracts are guaranteed, and if a player knows for sure he can get a paycheck for five, six or seven years, then three is nothing.

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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Mike Harrington

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Amy Moritz

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