At the end of each NHL season, one of the most exciting events to look forward to is the beginning of the free-agent period.
The time when all of the rumors created in the offseason are put to rest as the league's top available players decide which teams they want to take their talents to.
Unfortunately for some teams, they are not the only ones pursuing a specific player and are sometimes forced to pull out the big bucks to sign the player they want.
This sometimes results in several players receiving more money than deserved.
There are times when the risk pans out, and the team's front office looks like geniuses.
However, more often than not, there are instances where the player cannot continue the play that earned him the pay raise in the first place.
Regardless, this offseason will be no different, and teams will be shelling out the big bucks for some of the most talented free agents.
Some of the top free agents this offseason are less deserving than others, and these 10 players certainly deserve a pay cut.
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