Started by theaardvark, May 06, 2022, 02:56:55 PM
Quote from: Blue In BC on May 24, 2022, 04:19:48 PMNews about the new proposal. A small raise the the salary cap leaves possible room at the end of the season for returning players from NFL for example. Everybody else already has a contract.This new proposal has eliminated the clause allowing three ?nationalized Americans? to replace Canadian players for up to 49 percent of plays in a game. It also includes a small raise to the salary cap.
Quote from: theaardvark on May 24, 2022, 04:21:33 PM"Salary cap raise" is apparently a small amount distributed to the teams as a ratification bonus...
Quote from: Waffler on May 24, 2022, 02:36:57 PMYes, it is an erosion that would be sought to be built on in the next contract.
Quote from: Blue In BC on May 24, 2022, 04:13:51 PMI've covered this in great detail in earlier posts. Imports are already starting. 16 of them + the QB for nearly every team. That leaves the DI's and most of those aren't on the roster for 3 years. Needing to nationalize one of those that's already starting changes nothing since there is a requirement to start 8 instead of 7. Bryant, Hardick, Bighill, Wilson, Alexander, Bailey, are going to be replaced by a Canadian due to an in game injury because the DI's don't generally fill those spots. Even if they did, they aren't more 3+ year nationalized imports. Next game an import off the PR would be activated.In the case of the Bombers, Grant could qualify in 2023 if he stays with the team. The other DI's in 2022 could be Mourtada a 2nd year DT ( if not replaced by a rookie this season ) and a rookie DE.In 2021 we had Brown and and a few imports that played a game or two. Now gone because veteran DI's if a team does roster them is a short term rental not a long term plan.
Quote from: Jesse on May 24, 2022, 06:47:18 PMI understand that - hence the devaluation of Canadians and higher emphasis on Vet Americans.Under old rules, Canadian salaries are inflated, making it hard to keep those extra Americans. If these new rules were kept, I can imagine a new emphasis on getting those vets onto the back half of the roster to exploit the ratio - which would cause an equivalent decrease in Canadian salaries.
Quote from: Sir Blue and Gold on May 24, 2022, 06:50:17 PMMost likely they will have gone from 7 starters to 6 after they finally sign. Almost got through 5 which would have been way better. Imagine if there was no ratio and salaries were completely reliant on how good you are no matter where you went to high school or where your parents were born? Shudder. Imagine how unfair that would be for Canadian players.
Quote from: Jesse on May 24, 2022, 07:38:57 PMAgain - this is a national league - they exist all over the world.We have a mandate that is completely separate from football. It is absolutely an objective to field the best team possible, but within a framework that protects and drives National interests.
Quote from: Sir Blue and Gold on May 24, 2022, 07:44:22 PMWhat are you talking about? Who is "we"? What "mandate" are you you referring? From where does this "mandate" come from?
Quote from: Jesse on May 24, 2022, 07:47:16 PMWhy do you think the ratio exists? Why do you think Government funds are used to build stadiums?