This is the type of G.M. this team has needed for some time.
From Ken Peters blog
A classy move
Brock Ralph is gone.
That may prove to be a good move by the Cats. Both Mike Botterill and Chris Thompson will help.
And Ralph under-achieved in his two and half seasons here.
But before we leave this, a tip of the cap to a classy move by Cat GM Bob O'Billovich.
The Cat GM engineered the Ralph trade because last summer Ralph's three-year-old daughter Oakley was diagnosed as being autistic.
The Raymond Alberta native learned that Oakley would have better access to treatment programs in Alberta than in Ontario.
Not that Ralph requested a trade. He didn't.
But O'Billovich figured it would be better for all concerned that Ralph remain in Alberta year-round.
So O'Billovich set the trade up even though it leaves his club desperately short of seasoned receivers.
But the move certainly has left Ralph grateful and more respectful of his former employer.
"I still hope the best for them. I hope Edmonton wins the west and Hamilton wins the east," the former Cat receiver said.
Still as classy move anyway you look at it, don't you think?