NHL Free Agency is a process that most teams in the league rely on to improve their roster immediately.
It's the easiest way to gain a player that will be an asset to the team because they don't have to give anything up in a trade and don't have to wait for a player to develop from being drafted.
Still, even though players are often proven players, there is always an inherent risk teams take when acquiring new players.
Will they fit their system? Was their success based off of other factors? Are they over the hill? Does their play equal the contract they were given? All of these are questions that are asked of free agent signings.
Here are some of the signings that will carry the most risks this coming season.