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06-30-2011, 11:49 AM
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Matt Read

I saw on capgeek that he has a one-way contract for the next 3 years with a cap hit of 900 000$. Will he fit in the line-up next year? Why does he has a one-way contract? Any info?


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bc he was a undrafted college free agent who was too old for an ELC. apparently he is good, so if you wanted to sign him, you had to pay him a lot of money

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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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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.
Thanks for that, I was curious too.

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is he waiver eligible then?

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is he waiver eligible then?
Nope.

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Would anyone be surprised if he made the jump over Schenn to land a third line center spot?

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Would anyone be surprised if he made the jump over Schenn to land a third line center spot?
He wouldnt be playing center. Last season, when given time in the AHL, they played him at wing.

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He wouldnt be playing center. Last season, when given time in the AHL, they played him at wing.
Huh, I thought I read somewhere he could play both.

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Huh, I thought I read somewhere he could play both.
He can, but it seems like they are looking at him for wing. We already have 2 really small centers. Read would just add to that. Even if Schenn is a rookie, he is atleast bigger.

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