NHL Free Agents 2011: Winners and Losers After Day Four

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NHL Free Agents 2011: Winners and Losers After Day Four
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The NHL free agency blitz began on Canada Day, July 1st, with a frenzy of signings and a lot of loonies and dollar bills thrown around. 

Three days later, the dust and gun smoke, have cleared and we can begin to see which teams have bettered themselves and which teams have hindered their quest for the cup.  There are still some juicy free agents out there, but so far there are some clear winners and losers.

Friday saw a lot of money thrown around to players who, while good, may not have been worth the cap hits they took on.  Was this desperation by the NHL teams or did the recently raised cap floor have something to do with it? (Looking in your direction Florida Panthers)

Whatever the case, the frenzy brought about an exciting and fun flurry of activity.  Reading the Twitter feeds has never been more exciting.

In reality we need to wait several more months, or even years to see which deals were good or not, but where is the fun in that?

So here are the winners and loser so far.  Feel free to note anyone missed or express your outrage in the comments section.

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