This year's NHL unrestricted free-agent pool is a deep one, with a number of quality players potentially available on July 1. Some, such as New York Rangers center Eric Staal (pictured above), are in the category of "buyer beware."
Like Staal, several of this summer's free agents are notable stars whose best seasons are behind them. Some, such as Los Angeles Kings left winger Milan Lucic, could be approaching their declining years. Others, such as Anaheim Ducks left winger David Perron, could seek new deals worth more than their actual on-ice value.
The following slideshow ranks this year's biggest "buyer-beware" NHL free agents. Current contracts, career accomplishments and performance factored in this compilation. As always, you can voice your views in the comments section below.