jeudi 30 avril 2009

Après l'offre, la demande...



Désolé pour ce billet pratiquement entièrement en anglais, mais nous ne sommes pas très LCF, et nous désirons passer notre "temps de blogue " à écrire des billets/commentaires sur les sujets qui nous préoccupent; les Carabins et dans une moindre mesure la LFUQ.

Donc pour comprendre un minimum les tenants et aboutissants du repêchage, il faut passer par la poutine de la CFL, encore d’autres trucs légaux et techniques, finalement le football est beaucoup plus complexe qu’un jeu de société!

En résumant, une équipe de la LCF doit compter sur un minimum de 20 non-imports dans son alignement, dont 7 doivent être partants (à l 'attaque ou en défense). Une partie de la règle précise :

The roster size for a CFL team is 46 active players with 42 available for game day rosters. Three of the 42 are quarterbacks and can be either imports or non-imports with no restrictions. Of the remaining 39 players, no more than 19 may be imports. Therefore the maximum amount of imports allowed on game day rosters is 22. Training camp rosters are set at 68 plus all non-counters (i.e. draft picks and two additional players not selected in the current draft year).

La LCF ne met pas beaucoup d’argent dans ses joueurs, mais elle en investit beaucoup dans ses avocats!!!

Certains DG ont la réputation d’être particulièrement actif au repêchage de façon à aller chercher un joueur en particulier. Les meilleures équipes sont souvent, en raison de leur profondeur, plus patientes, et celles qui à leur tour, choisissent le meilleur joueur disponible, nonobstant la position du joueur.

Pour l’analyse, notre mentor fut Duane Forde de TSN, une sommité des plus respectée sur le football canadien et universitaire. Nous avons résumé ses vues sur les besoins des différentes équipes et les avons classés par ordre de sélection au repêchage de samedi:

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS
Late Round Successes: The Tiger-Cats have had so many high picks in recent years that there haven't been a lot of opportunities for late rounders to crack the roster. Versatile fullback/tight end/long snapper Rob Pavlovic, chosen in the fourth round in '07, is the closest that Hamilton has come to a “steal”.
Most Pressing Need: Jesse Lumsden's departure leaves left tackle Alex Gauthier as the closest thing to an impact player that Hamilton has among their non-import starters. What the Tiger-Cats truly lack is a legitimate candidate for Most Outstanding Canadian. Filling that need may be best accomplished by trading one or both of this year's first round picks instead of adding more prospects to a team already loaded with young Canadians. Failing that, choosing the best available player, with an eye towards adding depth to both lines, would seem to be the answer.
PICKS IN 2009 DRAFT: Seven (1st, 3rd, 17th, 33rd, 38th, 41st, 46th)

Le DG Bob O'Bilovitch a clairement indiqué qu'il recherchait un DLine avec un de ses 2 premiers choix. Il a également souligné qu'il y a surement certains joueurs qui ne sont pas apparus dans les classement de la ligue qui seront repêchés. Et il se pourlèche les babines sachant qu'il a les droits sur un des meilleurs joueurs Canadien disponible, Zac Carlson OL, lors du "supplementary draft", dans 2 semaines.

TORONTO ARGONAUTS
Late Round Successes: Brian Ramsay (5th round, 2006), Tyler Scott (6th round, 2008), Bryan Crawford (5th round 2005), Obed Cétoute (4th round, 2006), Steve Schmidt (4th round, 2007), and Mark Dewit (6th round, 2008) have all made significant contributions for the Double Blue. Even veteran starters Kevin Eiben and Andre Talbot were chosen in the fourth and fifth rounds respectively in 2001. If only the Argos could do so well with their early picks.
MOST PRESSING NEED: Despite the free agent signings of non-imports Dominic Picard and Jeff Keeping, plus import Rob Murphy, the offensive line still lacks depth. The other side of the line of scrimmage is a minor concern as well, with the club being thin at defensive tackle behind Adriano Belli.
PICKS IN 2009 DRAFT: Seven (2nd, 10th, 18th, 26th, 34th, 42nd, 43rd)

B.C. LIONS
Most Pressing Need:: The release of Jason Clermont makes drafting a receiver the top priority but with linebacker Jason Pottinger having been dealt to Toronto and guard Kelly Bates rumoured to be on the trading block, Draft Day could see those positions get some new blood as well. The impending arrival of B.C.'s 2008 first rounder, offensive tackle Justin Sorensen, could help make that decision.
PICKS IN 2009 DRAFT: Seven (4th, 5th, 6th, 13th, 21st, 29th, 37th)

MONTREAL ALOUETTES
Most Pressing Need:: There's nothing pressing but the Alouettes aren't as deep at defensive line as they are in other positions. Also, with Ben Cahoon turning thirty-seven this season, Eric Deslauriers and Danny Desriveaux entering their option years, and Dave Stala departing over the offseason, it wouldn't be a bad year to draft a receiver.
PICKS IN 2009 DRAFT: Eight (7th, 14th, 15th, 23rd, 25th, 31st, 39th, 47th)
Ils ont 8 Québecois dans leur Non-Imports!
Ont obtenu beaucoup de succès grâce à leur excellent recrutement de non-imports depuis plusieurs années.

CALGARY STAMPEDERS
Most Pressing Need: This offseason, the Stampeders have already added Fernand Kashama (DE) and Ronald Hilaire (DT) to their non-import roster, and fellow 2008 draftee Jon Gott (OG) should join them in the coming weeks. With good depth across the board, Calgary is in a good position to take the best player available, even if it means waiting for a redshirt. That said, adding a young defensive back or linebacker to the mix wouldn't hurt.
PICKS IN 2009 DRAFT: Eight (8th, 16th, 24th, 28th, 30th, 32nd, 40th, 48th)
8 Québecois également… Les 2 finalistes à la Coupe Grey, coïncidence??

SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS
Most Pressing Need: Last season's injury woes caused the Roughriders to carry a lot of extra bodies. With the injured players now healthy, the replacements still on hand, plus the highly anticipated arrival of '08 draft picks Jonathan St. Pierre and Mike Stadnyk, Saskatchewan is fairly well stocked everywhere. One exception is at fullback, where 34 year-old fan favourite Chris Szarka won't last forever but, with just two picks in the entire draft, look for a “best available player” philosophy to prevail.
PICKS IN 2009 DRAFT: Two (9th, 22nd)

EDMONTON ESKIMOS
Late Round Successes: Getting running back Calvin McCarty in the fourth round of the '07 Draft almost makes up for the fact that the Eskimos took kicker Warren Kean second overall that same year.
Most Pressing Need: Even with top prospect Greg Wojt expected to sign shortly, O-Line would still be a good place to start. Without Wojt, Edmonton only has five Canadian offensive linemen on the roster and one of them, Dan Comiskey, is approaching his thirty-seventh birthday and has battled injuries over the last few years.
PICKS IN 2009 DRAFT: Five (11th, 12th, 20th, 36th, 44th)

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS
There are doubts as to how many of Winnipeg's depth players actually have the potential to step into the starting lineup.
Late Round Successes: Aside from Logan, who was an undrafted free agent, the Bombers have received five good years of service from linebacker Neil McKinlay (4th round, 2004) and got strong special teams play last year from LB Pierre-Luc Labbé, who was the second-last pick in the '08 Draft.
Most Pressing Need:As a result of last season's trade of top prospect Corey Mace to Hamilton, and the decision to move veteran Jon Oosterhuis to fullback, the Blue Bombers could really use a defensive tackle to back up 34 year-old Doug Brown. With a decent defensive back class available, Winnipeg might also want to add depth at safety.
PICKS IN 2009 DRAFT: Four (19th, 27th, 35th, 45th)

Alors, on devrait être bien équipé pour se reparler du repêchage par la suite…