The competition to sign premier free agents is exciting headline material in any league.
The mystery of where top-tier athletes will land, how much they will get paid and the impact they will have on any given team is enough to keep the media and fans alike on the edge of their seats.
The NHL's 2011 free agent signings involved few big surprises, but also lacked much of the superstar power that has been on display in past years.
That being said, there were still some very good players on the free agent market who will undoubtedly make a big splash with their new teams. Without further ado, here are eight players who will benefit the most as a result of their offseason moves.