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06-30-2011, 12:50 PM
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Why does he has a one-way contract? Any info?
One of the few ways a big budget team like the Flyers still have a bit of an advantage. Since he was no longer eligible for an ELC, the Flyers could offer him a one-way, and if he doesn't make the big club they can easily afford to pay his full contract to play for the farm team. A lot of other clubs don't have the luxury of easily paying a player almost a million when there is a good chance he will be playing on the farm team. So most clubs would offer a two-way contract.
So basically the Flyers gave him a one-way contract to improve their chances that Read would sign with them, as most people would chose the contract offer that is one-way compared to any that were two-way.
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