NHL Free Agents: Best and Worst Deals of the 2011 NHL Free Agency Period

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NHL Free Agents: Best and Worst Deals of the 2011 NHL Free Agency Period
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Every year, the first few days of July are an absolute frenzy in the NHL. It's the time for most teams to build and hopefully improve their rosters for the upcoming season.

But for some general managers, the anticipation of July 1, the day when players with expiring contracts officially become free agents, gets the best of them and they end up overpaying for certain players and making deals that don't make much sense.

This year, there were many examples of that as the salary cap was raised to $64.3 million. But for all the cash being thrown around carelessly by some GM's, there were also some smart moves and bargain signings made during the first three days of free agency.

Let's take a look at the five best and the five worst free agent signings and trades made so far this July, starting with the worst deals.

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