Buyer Beware: Five Players to Steer Clear of in Free Agency

What does a depressed unrestricted free agent class mean for the market? 

Will this, combined with a stubbornly flat cap, encourage some uncharacteristic restraint from general managers, or will we see the exact opposite – overpayments even more egregious than usual?

Looking over the list of free agents available, I've highlighted five players who I would be very wary about pursuing given their projected contract value (courtesy of AFP Analytics) compared to their actual impact on the ice moving forward.

Patrick Kane - RW

Projected Contract:  3 x $5.7 million

I've written quite extensively about Kane over the past few seasons, and there's a good reason for it. He represents a significant disparity between his reputation and production on one side, and his underlying results on the other. In the

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