A bad contract can be a burden for an NHL team. A bad contract with a no-movement clause can cripple a team.
Since the lockout, the contracts being dished out in the NHL are becoming crazier and more binding than ever before. A 10-year deal here, a $50 million deal there, and no-movement clauses for numerous roster players.
As one may expect, plenty of teams regret dishing out these contracts, but there is often little they can do besides hope the player is willing to waive the no-trade clause. They have lost all leverage by dishing out an absurd contract.
Here are the 10 players whose teams regret giving them a no-trade clause.