The 2012 offseason featured plenty of big- and small-name players being signed to new teams. For the 30 teams in the NHL, they hope that their newly-acquired players will help lead them to the ultimate prize in hockey: the Stanley Cup.
For some teams, that is a possibility. Teams will see their newly-acquired talent greatly improve them. For those clubs, it will be money well spent. However, for other teams and their fans, they will be beating their heads against a wall as they watch a player they invested millions in flop.
With that said, here are five free-agent signings that are poised to flop this upcoming season.