Top five riskiest free agents

By Robert Vollman. Teams sometimes need to take big risks to compete for the Stanley Cup, and free-agent season provides a prime example of that. You can't get something for nothing, so NHL general managers often have to take some calculated gambles on long-term and pricey deals in order to get the talent their team needs. The shrewdest GMs reveal themselves by taking more calculated risks and avoiding the more reckless gambles.

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