Early Returns: The 20 Best NHL Summer Acquisitions

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Early Returns: The 20 Best NHL Summer Acquisitions
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The 2010-11 NHL season is still in its infancy, yet the early returns of some of summer’s biggest moves have led to huge early success. Who would’ve thought that Clarke MacArthur is among the league leaders in goals? Or that Chris Mason would become the featured goalie in Atlanta?

Sure, it is still too early to tell who will make the greatest impact, but this summer’s moves were still fast and furious. With that in mind, we’re going to take a look at the 20 best acquisitions from the NHL offseason.

In order to create this list, all rookies were exempt since they have no proven track record. And to solve the question right now, Ilya Kovalchuk is not an acquisition. Since he was playing with New Jersey last year, he wasn’t acquired this summer. Deal with it.

On to the countdown!

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