Neg Lists

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  1. Rids

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    So Dave Naylor just mentioned that quite a few of the undrafted Canadian players were added to Neg Lists after the draft but of course those are secret so we don't know anything yet.

    I'm really disappointed that the CFL chooses this route to handle the UDFAs. Part of the excitement of the NFL Draft is seeing guys get signed within minutes of the draft's end. It's a shame that instead of building on the excitement the CFL would rather hold these cards close to their chest and slowly reveal things over the month. They'd be better served making a splash and drawing the attention of everyone once (with the follow up conversations/articles in the week afterwards) than to have a name a day to get lost in the shuffle. Seize the spotlight rather than wish for it.
     
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    I never understood that either, any more than the players who were surreptitiously placed on it apparently did.

    I can recall inumerable complaints by either a player, or their agent, who, when they attempted to negotiate a contract somewhere in the CFL, were really irritated to find out some other club had, in secret, placed that player on its "negotiation list" and held his Canadian rights without ever even having informed him of that fact and without the club holding those exclusive rights ever having attempted to negotiate anything with him itself.

    It's neither a transparent nor an attractive method of doing business in my view.

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  3. Rids

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    Teams are supposed to contact the player/agent directly within 24 hours of placing a player on their neg list. Supposed to and what actually happens may be two different things.
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    More chaos from the draft aftermath:

    That's from Drew Edwards the Ticat beat writer. He goes on to say that Postuma doesn't have any film available online. Love this League sometimes...

    Full post - http://scratchingpost.thespec.com/2012/ ... s-cfl.html
     
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    Looks like Kyle Quinlan will be in the Alouettes Training camp now. News coming out slowly.
     
  5. iso_55

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    The CFL is mired in the 1960's. All this secretive stuff going on. Not being open & transparent. Look how the draft was handled on TSN. Just the first two rounds on tv. The rest on the internet. The first 2 rounds took 2 hours, the last 4 took an hour & a half. Not having the E Camp televised so CFL fans coul get to know some of the CIS players eligible to be drafted by seeing a face attached to the name. Just absolutely shoddy marketing of this "Mom & Pop" league at times. The CFL doesn't give the fans of their league enough credit. IN SPITE of coming off like a bush league at times, we fans stick with the CFL through thick & thin.
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    Glad to see that.
     
  6. Bronko

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    Yeah, Al - all true! Especially the secrecy and boris & natasha badanov stuff going around....

    But at least we get about 2.4 million panels....lots of discussion, sometimes bordering on excrement!
     
  7. iso_55

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    Ah, the CFL. So much to dislike. But so much to love.
     
  8. Christoph

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    Actually I'd go so far as to say that it could be counterproductive from a talent recruitment standpoint. The CFL is hardly the only minor football league out there and if players don't even have the freedom to negotiate a contract with the CFL team of their choice, they could just as easily choose another league entirely. Honestly, what is the purpose of the system? Are owners afraid that outright bidding wars would cause them to overspend? Isn't this the whole purpose of the SMS?
     
  9. iso_55

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    It worked in 1973 so why not 2013... That seems to be the way things work... Why change it, right? Wrong!
     

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