Rookie Contracts RFAs?

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  1. HabsoluteFate

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    Teams can sign RFAs as you know and the team that own his rights can either match the deal or let him go and get conpensation.
    Could a player that was just drafted get signed by another team the same way as another RFA can?
    Obviously this wouldn't work with a player like Crosby as no matter what he will be getting the maximum allowed for an entry level contract and if somehow pittsburgh didnt give him that they obviously would match another team's offer.

    Just something a little crazy that we probably will never see but if it was possible it would be interesting if someone ever did it
     
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    Sturminator I voted for Kodos

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    I don't know where you got the idea that this kind of thing is possible, but it's not so don't waste any more time thinking about it.
     
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    Nope. Can't happen. Unsigned draft picks are not RFAs.

    Under the old (and most likely the new) CBA, a player was not eligible to become an RFA untill after 1-3 years, based on his age when signing his first contract - the same number of years as his ELS contract requirement.

    So a player can't become an RFA untill his first ELS contract is over.
     
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