The 2012 NHL offseason was one of the most interesting ever. Some teams decided to take a run at the top-dollar free agents, locking them up to long deals under the now-defunct CBA. Others, in anticipation of the cap coming down with a new CBA, sat back and let the other squads spend themselves into cap hell.
While it feels like only last week that we got our beloved sport back, the fact of the matter is that the season is already a quarter gone.
With a handful of games under their belts and plenty of chances to view the teams, let's look at some of the biggest spenders from the last summer and see how they are fairing.