Sure... It also resulted into the newly formed Lions dropping down to the bottom of the ladder after the Bears were starting to contend, problems within the club due to the merge, players, coaches and other staff being unsure where they all stood etc. Of the 8 'best' players only 1 of them played more than 15 games.Laughable comparison. We traded with GC, under the same rules as all other clubs. The early 2000s Lions were the only club in history who got an exclusive right to pick the best 8 players from another club and have extra cap space to pay for it. No other team in the history of the game has had the leg up that the 2000s Lions had. I’m shocked they only won 3 flags tbh
The 2001 team consisted mostly of players who were already at the Bears by the time of the merge.