With the rise and fall of the Ilya Kovalchuk contract fiasco, it gets you wondering what are the worst contracts in the National Hockey League.
With the Collective Bargaining Agreement the way it is, teams try to circumvent the system by signing players to a long term front end loaded contract that minimizes what would be a very sizable cap hit. Thus we are seeing many 10+ year contracts being handed out.
These deals are usually bad all around. Many times it ends up killing the team that makes the deal, but teams are still doing it more and more.
Another key problem some teams have, is when a player gets red hot before a contract is up, and the team ends up handing out big money only to see a drop in production from said player.
The following article delves into both problems, and analyzes the 10 worst contracts in the NHL.