NHL: The 7 Most Pointless Trades and Signings of the NHL Offseason

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NHL: The 7 Most Pointless Trades and Signings of the NHL Offseason
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Former Capitals defenseman Dennis Wideman is among those pointless offseason moves.

Some NHL teams have made a huge splash in the offseason through trades or free agency signings. The Minnesota Wild signed Zach Parise and Ryan Suter and the Nashville Predators signed Shea Weber to a massive offer sheet.

Other teams haven’t made such brilliant moves. Some teams have made downright pointless moves.

Certain teams failed to address crucial shortcomings in their roster. Other teams have overpaid for certain players because of the relative lack of depth in the free agency pool. Yet others have made just downright unnecessary moves.

So here are seven moves during the 2012 offseason that made you think “why?!”

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