However, big-money contracts will still be offered to top players. The Anaheim Ducks recently signed Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry (per ESPN.com) to new contracts that will keep them anchored to the team for years.
When teams sign players to multi-year, multi-million dollar contracts, there are no guarantees. Some will hit and some will miss.
Here's a look at 10 players who receive the most money while doing the least. We're not saying that all of the following are bad players, they are just overpaid for their current level of production.
All salary figures are courtesy of CapGeek.com.