NHL Free Agency: 10 biggest busts

We've entered the stretch of the NHL calendar when a few GMs inevitably lose their mind and offer somebody way more money than they're worth.

So whether they're limited by injuries or just not that good anymore, countless free agent signings never live up to the hype, or the numbers on their paycheque.

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NHL free agent busts

Chicago Blackhawks v Dallas Stars

DALLAS - APRIL 6: Cristobal Huet #39 of the Chicago Blackhawks tends goal against the Dallas Stars on April 6, 2010 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images)

NHL free agent busts

NHL free agent busts

NHL free agent busts

NEW YORK - MARCH 08: Dennis Wideman #6 of the Boston Bruins is hit in the face by the skate of Scott Gomez #19 of the New York Rangers on March 8, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

NHL free agent busts

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 26: Bobby Holik #16 of the New York Rangers looks on from the bench during the NHL game against the Washington Capitals at MCI Center on January 26, 2003 in Washington, DC. The Capitals defeated the Rangers 7-2. (Photo By Mitchell Layton/Getty Images/NHLI)

NHL free agent busts

NHL free agent busts

EDMONTON, AB - OCTOBER 3: Sheldon Souray #44 of the Edmonton Oilers skates on the ice in a game between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game on October 3, 2009 at Rexall Arena in Edmonton, Canada. The Flames defeated the Oilers 4-3. (Photo by Jimmy Jeong/Getty Images)

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Wade Redden

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 12: Wade Redden #6 of the New York Rangers skates against the New Jersey Devils during the NHL game on November 12, 2008 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Rangers defeated the Devils 5-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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