Free agency is often an excellent vehicle for any athlete who is unhappy with the state of his contract.
When an NHL player has put together one or two excellent statistical years, going the free agency route is a chance to get rewarded for those years.
However, it is not without risk. When you leave your current employer for a bigger paycheck in a new location, it doesn't always work out. It's nice on the 1st and 15th when the paycheck gets deposited, but if the work environment stinks, it may not be worth the change.
Here's a look at six players who will be free agents at the end of the 2013 season and would be better off staying with their current employers.
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