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Stars sign Radulov to $31.25 million, 5-year deal

Right winger Alexander Radulov got the richest contract given to an unrestricted free agent this offseason when he signed a $31.25 million, five-year deal with the Dallas Stars.

Only after agreeing on terms with the Stars did Radulov get an offer from the Canadiens to stay in Montreal for that long.

"The money was basically the same level. For me it was more the term," Radulov said Monday. "Because I really (wanted), five years at least on my deal, and I want to play and not worry about it. Just play hard and try to win."

The Stars obtained the top player available on the market on Day 3 of free agency. Radulov will count $6.25 million against...