Hi: I am a CFL fan living in the the US Deep South. I LOVE the game, and enjoy watching the CFL whenever I can catch a game.
The CFL has published game rules and roster rules, as well as a fully transparent draft for "National" players. Makes sense to me.
On the other hand, the process for signing "International" players .... and in particular the league's NEGOTIATION LIST is kept secret.
I have read that players coming out of NCAA programs or late NFL cuts are often unaware if they are on a CFL Negotiation List until their agent starts contacting CFL teams looking for a roster opportunity. Here are a few questions ... would love to have answers:
(1) Does the CFL publish its rules for Negotiation Lists? Any links to an official site?
(2) If the neg. lists are indeed a secret, what are the pros & cons of this approach - versus making these lists totally transparent?