Do we know at least some of those weren't delayed announcements of contracts that had already been signed pre-lockdown? CanPL tends to space out announcements like that.
Having said that it would be interesting to know if today's Ryan Telfer signing was enabled to happen by the Emilio Estevez transfer. Think there is supposed to be a mechanism that allows transfer fee money to be spent in that sort of way over and above the cap. That would be a case of Y9 pushing the boat out a bit under the current circumstances.
Beyond that it's more Gareth Wheeler and Nigel Reed that get on my nerves than Larson and Platt. At least the latter two clearly do know the game inside out even if there's still always room for an upgrade down the road. The forced Borges is gorgeous type stuff from Wheeler was painful to listen to last season and Nigel R lives off having a posh English accent that appears to impress Canadian sports execs who probably aren't knowledgeable enough to gauge his soccer IQ level.
The problem with MMA is it is a business first, and the sporting part of it (fair competition, fairly applied rules, decisions as to who fights who based on objective criteria, ranking) is pretty well a joke. Don't get me wrong, I have watched for years, I'm a boxing fan since my teens as well and have been lucky to have known people related to the sport. Many MMA fights are of great quality, and some women are just amazing. But that is not the point. You can be damn sure there are great talents out there not getting a chance because it is basically a trust, a closed monopoly where decisions are made for financial reasons first.
I would never give any shared public award to a fighter from MMA, though of course if Montreal wants to name a street or sports centre after GSP he'd be deserving.