Some things in this world cannot be analyzed right away. Unfortunately, in the sports world, those tend to be the topics that are subject to immediate nitpicking. 2011 NHL free agency is no different.
We have had over a month to digest the dollar signs and the no-trade clauses alike, giving us plenty of time to pinpoint the best and the worst of this year's frenzy.
The pads have not even been strapped on, and every signing has been put under the microscope. So here's the view of the offseason through this writer's microscope.
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