With Holmes, Ranek and Lumsden all under contract for next, i doubt we will keep all three and use them ni a good compacity. Therefore i assume one will be traded. It makes sense since we could probably get something good in return. But who would want Ranek or Lumsden? My best guess would be either Montreal (because Edwards is getting older) or Toronto (because they wont have Ricky Williams anymore and are clearly dissatisfied with Avery). BC seems set with joe smith, as does Calgary with Reynolds. Sask already has Kenton keith and an offense taylored better around a faster, slicker runner. Winnipeg has Roberts who should be productive for a couple more years. So who goes? i think we could get more for Lumsden. Hes canadian, young and has potential. Ranek is by no means bad; i think hes actually the best runner we have. Id take him over Lumsden.
Holmes is a different story altogether. Any team in the CFL in the right mind would want this guy. hes versatile, explosive and a GREAT guy in the locker room by all acocunts. He can play rb, kr and slot. We could probably get an allstar olineman for him (which we need desperatley) or maybe even a middle linebacker. However, hes almost too good to give up. We could use him ourselves as a KR and convert him to slot in the event that Vaughn jumps ship (which he probably will).
This is a pretty confusing subject for us fans; imagine the GM trying to decide.
In my opinion we should:
a) keep Ranek and start him
b) trade Lumsden for a Canadian Olineman/reciever of high calibre where possible
c) Trade Holmes like Lumsden
Let the flood gates open