Major RFA to UFA Loophole in the New CBA?
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01-30-2013, 03:51 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
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Adrian Dater posted in his Denver Post blog that a RFA not signed within two years becomes a UFA? He wrote this in reference to Ryan O'Reilly's holdout situation.
I thought this only applied to newly a drafted players and not players coming off of their ELCs. If it applies to players coming off of ELCs, it seems like a massive loophole for players. A kid at age 21/22 just coming off of an ELC could go play in the KHL for two years and return at age 23/24 as a UFA.
Is Dater correct?
Well O'Reilly just burned one of those years with his KHL contract being voided. That would've been interesting if he continued to play over there this year and next and then returned UFA... I guess he could still do it, but you'd want to play somewhere.
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