Backstrom signs 10-year deal
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Backstrom signs 10-year deal

Capitals owner Ted Leonsis describes the 10-year, $67 million contract given to center Nicklas Backstrom as being just a small part of the team's master plan. (Gene Wang/The Washington Post)

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