10 NHL Free Agents Teams Will Be Tempted to Overpay, but Shouldn't

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10  NHL Free Agents Teams Will Be Tempted to Overpay, but Shouldn't
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Alex Semin is gunning for a big free-agent contract at the end of the season.

NHL teams are not feeling the impact of the new salary cap this year.

However, next year will be a different story. Teams will be forced to keep their players' salaries at the $64.3 million mark or below (source: SI.com).

A reduction in salaries paid to players was the primary reason owners locked players out for four months this season prior to the two sides agreeing to terms on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The NHL will have its usual complement of players available through free agency next summer.

Teams will be tempted to offer big-money contracts to a number of players.

Here are 10 players teams should avoid giving multi-year, multi-million dollar contracts to this summer.

(All salary figures are from capgeek.com.)

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