The All-Overpaid Free Agent Team Of 2013

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David Clarkson – Toronto Maple Leafs (7 years, $36.75M)

Apr 25, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) makes a save on New Jersey Devils center David Clarkson (23) during the third period at the Prudential Center. The Devils defeated the Penguins 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

While the power forward was highly sought after, and many GMs would have overpaid for Clarkson, he will have a difficult time living up to the $5.25M cap hit.  Add in the pressure of playing in his hometown with that contract and it spells disaster for a player who had one and a half top-end seasons.