One of the things that have plagued the Ti-Cats over the past few seasons is the lack of import talent. This leads me to wonder just how the Negotiation List works.
You often hear about this secret list of import players that indicates who teams can or cannot sign. Occassionally you hear of teams trading for negotiation list player rights.
My question is, how does this list get created? Is there some secret draft that takes place, or is it just a free-for-all that teams can add to whenever they want, or after players reach a certain age? How are these list officially kept?
I've often wondered if part of the reason the Ti-Cats have taken a while to start making their way out of the basement (and I think they will make the first step next year) is because the lack of scouting and recruiting from the previous era had resulted in a weak list of players being on this list.
We all want OB and previously MD to upgrade the talent, but I wonder if both of these guys may potentially not have had much to work with (I don't know for sure as the list is a secret).
Please, someone clear up the mystery.