Who Were The Worst NHL Free Agent Signings of 2013?

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Keith Ballard, MIN (2 yrs, $3M)

Dec 19, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard (2) looks to pass the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

After being buried on the depth chart in Vancouver, Ballard was looking to get a new lease on life in Minnesota.  He has appeared in 30 games for the Wild, amassing 6 assists.  He has had 2 separate upper body injuries that have cost him time, but he is still averaging less than 14 minutes per game and is a -7.