The NHL's free-agency period is always an interesting time of the year, and throughout the history of free agency, there have been many curious decisions.
These decisions include non-moves, curious low-ball offers, over-payments of players like Bobby Holik and even teams passing over a young prospect free agent named Gordie Howe.
A lot of times, free-agency moves are understood in hindsight, but that doesn't make certain moves less curious.
Free agency really started to boom in the 1990s and 2000s, as it was less common in previous decades, where trades were more prevalent. Additionally, there is not much salary information available from past decades.
With so many transactions that have taken place throughout the history of free agency, here are 25 of the most curious free-agent decisions of all time.