NHL Free Agents: The Worst Free Agent Signing in Each Team's History

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NHL Free Agents: The Worst Free Agent Signing in Each Team's History
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Free agency signings in the NHL, like most sports, is a hit or miss proposition.  Each year NHL teams empty out the bank to sign that one guy who will take them to the promised land.

Each year fans across the league rush out to their team shops to buy the new guy's jersey.  They take it home and make plans for the Stanley Cup parade.

Those free agent dreams often don't come true.

Instead, many teams are left with a player who isn't what they thought he was going to be and are stuck with a huge contract.  It can ruin a franchise, get coaches and general mangers fired and lead to fans ripping names and numbers off those jerseys.

This year's free agency frenzy saw some crazy contracts thrown about and again, a lot of excited fans who are convinced their team is now the league top contender (looking at you Rangers fans).

When looking at free agency, it's buyer beware.

Since hind sight is perfect, and fun, let's take a look at each teams biggest free agency mistake.

As always, feel free to mention anyone missed in the comments section.

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