The Expansion Draft/Ottawa re-entry should be:
1.Expansion Draft to be held in December or January
ROSTER PLAYERS ONLY! Teams can protect 3 Imports and 7 NI
Ottawa gets to pick 1 NI and 1 Import per roster
2.Ottawa will get 2 picks per round in the Canadian College Draft for a total of 12 picks(2008 College Draft)
1st Pick per round and 5th pick per round.
3.Ottawa Ownership will get their act together and Form Before August so they can for their Neg List, they can pick 1 Neg list player from each team in December, but get first picking of players being Neg list available this year.
This gives Ottawa:
All other CFL teams keep 22 Starters.
Ottawas Canadian depth is SOLID, 12 Canadian Picks + 8 Canadians so 20 + FA signings.
Now Question will become who will CFL teams leave open.
Look at Winnipeg
They can only protect 3 of:
Glenn, Simpson, Walls, Canada, Charlie, Armstrong, Milt(likely to retire), Malveaux, Malbrough, Goodspeed.
Khan, Sheridan, St.Germain, Fiaconni, Franklin, Brown, Gauthier, Westy(could retire), Stoddard.
The problem with Ottawa before, looked to be a short term view or attempt.
the plan should be to have a very young core and build on it.
and of course a major issue is QB's.
But Ottawa was improving,
It is a good reason why The CFL should have 2 teams come into the league in 2008, Ottawa + Moncton/Halifax/Whoever starts building a stadium for 2009.
That way Current CFL teams will be weakened(4 roster players each) and the two expansion teams can beat on each other.