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Published on February 4, 2018 12:30 PM by dbo.
Stopping in Montreal (main link above) and Ottawa to speak with fans and the media, the commissioner theorizes that a ten team league would result in teams playing 12 of 18 games against divisional opponents. Ah, music to my ears, but why wait?
In between, he released a statement on player contracts and made news from comments on off-season jobs. In all the talk about the option year window, it is forgotten it was added in exchange for the 1997 NFL loan, and continued without compensation after the loan was repaid until the CFL had the sense to see they received no advantage from it and negotiated it out of the CBA. The NFL sees no value in it, and won’t pay for a window or compensate for players signed in a window. What is the incentive to the CFL to reinstate it? Strike action would be the only thing.