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03-02-2013, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by EastonBlues22 View Post
A RFA is a player who doesn't have a contract, just like a UFA (but in this case his team retains his rights). A signed offer sheet immediately becomes a binding contract with the new team if the other team involved declines to match it.

That means that he goes directly from someone who isn't their property to someone they have under contract. The new team never owns his rights in the absence of a contract, so he never has RFA status for that team.
Ahhh, I understand now. Thanks for clearing things up for me.

It was a bit confusing since we often refer to players under contract by the terms UFA and RFA, even if we really mean when their current contract is over.

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