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These free agency deals won't pay off

Updated: July 30, 2007, 12:44 PM ET
By Adam Proteau | The Hockey News

It's lower-bucket season in the NHL's free-agent market, the traditional time of year when GMs ask the question: "How much will I have to overpay Anson Carter/Jeff Friesen/Janne Niinimaa to make the salary cap floor?"

At this point, though, it isn't likely too many teams will be foolish enough to throw a ton of money or term at the guys who still are desirous -- remember that old "Three's Company" joke? No? God, I'm aging -- of officially contracted employment. So it's a good time to look ...

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