NHL Free Agency 2011: 10 Players Teams Overpaid for

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NHL Free Agency 2011: 10 Players Teams Overpaid for
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As free agency grinds to a halt and coaches and general managers head out on holiday in their respective directions, the impact of the signings we have seen start to settle in. Us fans start seeing the bigger picture, the winners, the losers, the good signings, the bad signings, and how each of the new players will affect each team.

We also start seeing the economics of it all, for example how teams work around the salary cap and use it to their advantage. We also notice the economics of the signings, and how much money is involved in each one.

Every year there are players that are robbed in free agency and players that are criminally overpaid. They are the most fun to pay attention to when the season starts, because they are the ones with the highest expectations.

Overpaid guys are almost always players that fill a specific need for a team. Team A needs a second-line right winger and they will go out and sign Player B, no matter how much it may cost. That is the often case with the ones listed below.

So, without further ado, I give you our top ten overpaid players for the 2011 offseason...

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