There are yearly trends for what teams need, and many times they get into bidding wars with other teams for that player’s services. Understandably, this often leads to inflated contracts worth way more than the player’s actual value.
Usually, this intensity leads to mistakes that haunt the team for years to come by giving them a contract that they aren’t necessarily prepared to handle.
Since we are in the salary cap era, these mistakes have grown increasingly costly and can constrict a team financially for years before they are finally set free of the diastrous deal.
This year, there are many of these contracts in effect, but here are the ten worst contracts in the NHL, ones I’m sure teams and management alike wouldn’t mind voided—In no particular order.