With around one month left until NHL training camps open, the 2011 Free Agency period is basically in the rear-view mirror. There are still a few names out there that will land with teams or finalize their deals with their current team, but for the most part, it is time to reflect on the winners of the summer.
One clear winner that did not make the slide would seem to be the potential collusion of GMs around the league as it relates to restricted free agents. Yes, there is a steep price to pay if you sign one, but guys like Luke Schenn, Drew Doughty, Shea Weber and Steven Stamkos did not receive so much as an offer sheet.
Aside from that, there were some legitimate winners from the free agency period. In the slides ahead, we will cover the 16 biggest winners of free agency so far.