The NHL free agency period is pretty much over so now is a good time and reflect on some of the better deals that have been struck in the history of free agency.
While many teams often over pay for marquee free agents early on in free agency, some general manages take care of things in a much more efficient way. Some general managers also lock up their RFA players at an amazing rate.
Some general managers make solid signings at a fair rate and it ends up being a real steal. Some of these signings even occur outside of the free agency period. This would apply to NCAA free agents and other un-drafted players.
Nonetheless, this slideshow will take a look at some of the greatest steals in free agency history during the salary-cap era.