Being an affiliate hasn't really negatively effected players for teams like Energy FC, Charleston Batttery, Rochester Rhinos, etc. so I'm not sure it's a negative for Ottawa players. Does it mean there may be more "competition" for minutes? Sure, but that can be true of any player/position on any team, you beat out the players you train with for playing time. FC Montreal players just lost their team, so yeah, not positive at all. They'll likely have to go get a contract elsewhere.