I will put Edmonton in the free agency "winner" category. Some really nice upgrades:
- Greg Carr was the big FA signing for me this year (both literally and figuratively). Surprised the Bombers let him go
- Cary Koch - a very under-rated receiver. I don't recall seeing him drop a pass
- Donald Oramasionwu -great non-import potential on the D-line
- Simeon Rottier was a big signing from Hamilton before free agency even began
Sure, Hamilton picked up some very good players too in Fantuz, Peach, and solid additions in O'Neill, and Eiben while Saskatchewan has definitely upgraded their O-line in Picard and Labatte, but the $64,000 question remains to be seen: have those two teams overpaid for Fantuz and Labatte respectively?
Sorry, but I have to put Winnipeg in the FA "loser" category so far with Carr, Oramasionwu, and Labatte all leaving. If Doug Brown makes his retirement official, those are some big holes to fill in the organization.
Toronto has been more quiet in free agency than I would have expected too.