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08-15-2009, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Probie24 View Post
Curious question:

According to the Forecaster website, Riopel was signed to a 3-year entry level deal on 8/07/2009 and then a 1-year AHL deal on 8/11/2009.

How will this work? Was the 3-year ELD voided or possibly put on hold when he signed the AHL deal? Does the 3-year ELD begin when he starts playing for the Flyers because technically he was signed by the Adirondack Phantoms so the AHL deal would override the NHL contract. In other words let's say he plays this year for the Phantoms on the 1-year AHL deal. Then next year the 3-year ELD begins.

This sounds like a GREAT way to circumvent the 50-contract clause because, as stated in several earlier posts, he is old enough to play in the AHL (20 years old) but the Flyers are so close to the 50-contract limit it makes sense for them to have him playing under the 1-year AHL deal and then he will NOT count against the 50-contract limit.

Make sense? Comments anyone?
He never signed that ELC, that was just a rumour and forecaster posted that as fact ... like the Platil signing last season.

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