It's a pretty interesting tactic, because retiring a player rather than releasing them prevents any other teams from signing them. I just wonder about other fans opinion on it. I see it as limiting a player's ability to play in the league.[url=http://communities.canada.com/montrealgazette/blogs/thesnap/archive/2009/06/25/banks-hits-dead-end-with-als.aspx]http://communities.canada.com/montrealg ... h-als.aspx[/url]
Three 2009 draft choices were retired – rush end Nickolas Morin-Soucy, fullback Benoit Boulanger and guard Matt Singer. By "retiring" the players, the Als retain their rights and prevent another team from claiming and signing them.[url=http://scratchingpost.thespec.com/2009/06/clements-status.html]http://scratchingpost.thespec.com/2009/ ... tatus.html[/url]
Clement will be registered with the league as retired, allowing the Ticats to retain his rights for the duration of his contract - reportedly two years plus an option - without having to use one of the team's negotiation list spots.