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« on: June 10, 2018, 04:23:24 PM »

Now that pre-season is over and the cuts have been made, how do you see the standings this year?

My Take:

West

Edmonton - Won't have the injuries they had last year
Calgary - Finally down a notch, but can't bet against a healthy BLM
Winnipeg - First third of the season will hurt their standings
BC - Jennings 'getting it back' is a better bet than Collaros 'getting it back'
Regina - QB and OL problems aren't a good combo

East

Toronto - Looked really good in the last third of last season and I don't see anyone else who is better in the east
Ottawa - Call it a gut feeling and they have less problems than Hammy
Hamilton - Masoli and Manziel will create a circus atmosphere, could go to #2 if they can both handle it, but history isn't on Manziel's side
Montreal - Wonky Willie isn't a starting QB in the CFL and that's only part of their problems
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2018, 04:27:21 PM »

I predict we finish 1st if we beat Edmonton this week.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2018, 05:04:22 PM »

West

Will be very tight top to bottom. 11 wins may get you 1st place this year.

1. Edmonton - Still not sure about the head coach, but solid all around otherwise.
2. Calgary - Still going to be good, but Grey Cup failures start to infiltrate psyche.
3. Winnipeg - Knowing their qb depth is going to be challenged for a few games drops them from 1st to 3rd.
4. Saskatchewan - Despite his past success, I just don't like the way Jones runs that team. He just doesn't fit.
5. BC - Will be in the mix until October, but somebody has to be last. 

East

1. Toronto - Will compete with any west team.
2. Ottawa - Bounce back year. Good chemistry and good quarterbacking.
3. Hamilton - Glanville? Steinhauer?. Who's in charge of what and who? A bit of a circus there.
4. Montreal - No indication things are going to get better there.
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2018, 05:13:16 PM »

West

1. Edmonton
2. Winnipeg
3. Calgary
4. BC
5. Saskatchewan

East

1. Hamilton
2. Toronto
3. Ottawa
4. Montreal
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2018, 05:33:17 PM »

West

1. Calgary
2. Edmonton
3. BC
4. Winnipeg
5. Saskatchewan

East

1. Toronto
2. Hamilton
3. Ottawa
4. Montreal

Nichols being hurt is a huge factor for the Bombers.  I am hedging that Nichols will be out longer than just 4 games and that rookie or limited experience QB?s don?t fare well..
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2018, 05:35:35 PM »

West

Will be very tight top to bottom. 11 wins may get you 1st place this year.

1. Edmonton - Still not sure about the head coach, but solid all around otherwise.
2. Calgary - Still going to be good, but Grey Cup failures start to infiltrate psyche.
3. Winnipeg - Knowing their qb depth is going to be challenged for a few games drops them from 1st to 3rd.
4. Saskatchewan - Despite his past success, I just don't like the way Jones runs that team. He just doesn't fit.
5. BC - Will be in the mix until October, but somebody has to be last. 

East

1. Toronto - Will compete with any west team.
2. Ottawa - Bounce back year. Good chemistry and good quarterbacking.
3. Hamilton - Glanville? Steinhauer?. Who's in charge of what and who? A bit of a circus there.
4. Montreal - No indication things are going to get better there.

Agree with these picks, although I think any of the the top 3 in West could be first depending on injuries. Also think Sask and BC will be in a tight race for 4th. Ott and Ham should make for a good battle for 2nd in the east. Mtl's D should be decent, but will be on the field a lot, especially after Willy gets injured again because he hangs onto the ball too long.
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2018, 05:40:50 PM »

Calgary
Edmonton
Winnipeg
BC
Sask

Toronto
Ottawa
Hamilton
Montreal
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2018, 06:16:17 PM »

Edmonton
Winnipeg
Calgary 
BC
Saskatchewan

Toronto
Ottawa
Hamilton
Montreal
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2018, 10:20:43 PM »

Calgary
Edmonton
Winnipeg
B.C.
Saskatchewan

Toronto
Hamilton
Ottawa
Montreal
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2018, 12:02:45 AM »

Edmonton
Calgary
Winnipeg
BC
Saskatchewan

Toronto
Ottawa
Hamilton
Montreal
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2018, 01:40:29 AM »

Now that pre-season is over and the cuts have been made, how do you see the standings this year?

My Take:

West

Edmonton - Won't have the injuries they had last year
Calgary - Finally down a notch, but can't bet against a healthy BLM
Winnipeg - First third of the season will hurt their standings
BC - Jennings 'getting it back' is a better bet than Collaros 'getting it back'
Regina - QB and OL problems aren't a good combo

East

Toronto - Looked really good in the last third of last season and I don't see anyone else who is better in the east
Ottawa - Call it a gut feeling and they have less problems than Hammy
Hamilton - Masoli and Manziel will create a circus atmosphere, could go to #2 if they can both handle it, but history isn't on Manziel's side
Montreal - Wonky Willie isn't a starting QB in the CFL and that's only part of their problems

Have to agree.  Going to be tough sledding without Nichols.
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2018, 02:31:37 AM »

Edmonton
Calgary
Winnipeg
Regina
BC

Toronto
Ottawa
Hamilton
Montreal
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« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2018, 03:07:07 PM »

Here are my picks:

West
Edmonton: Riley is to good of a QB not to succeed.
Cal: BLM will win games for them, at least during the season Shocked.
Wpg: We should be at least in 3rd and possibly 2nd depending on how we do while Nicholls is out.
BC: Should be stronger than Sask.
Sask: Right where they should be...last.

East
Tor: Best in the east.
Ham: Mazzoli and or Manziel will get them some wins, I think it will be Manziel.
Ott: Finishes just below Ham in a tight race.
Mtl: No QB, no chance.
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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2018, 03:20:18 PM »

Winnipeg
Edmonton
Calgary
BC
Saskatchewan

Hamilton
Toronto
Ottawa
Montreal
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« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2018, 03:30:40 PM »

Calgary
Edmonton
Winnipeg
BC
Saskatchewan

Hamilton
Ottawa
Toronto
Montreal
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« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2018, 03:35:33 PM »

WEST

Edmonton
Calgary
Winnipeg
Saskatchewan
BC

EAST

Toronto
Hamilton
Ottawa
Montreal
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« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2018, 04:14:08 PM »

West
1. Edmonton
2. Calgary
3. Winnipeg
4. Saskatchewan
5. BC

East
1. Toronto
2. Hamilton
3. Ottawa
4. Montreal
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« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2018, 04:17:03 PM »

Same as last year...except maybe Hamilton gets past Ottawa.
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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2018, 07:02:33 PM »

Winnipeg
Edmonton
Calgary
BC
Sask

Toronto
Hamilton
Ottawa
Montreal
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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2018, 07:43:24 PM »

Winnipeg
Edmonton
Calgary
BC
Sask

Toronto
Hamilton
Ottawa
Montreal
. Good job Hommie 🙃
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« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2018, 10:17:46 PM »

Calgary - I'll pick them first until they give me a reason not to
Winnipeg - if Nichols is out more than 6 weeks, maybe we drop, but the roster is good enough to hold the fort for now
Edmonton - good team with a great QB, I just don't know if they're as good as the media thinks they are
BC - I'm not a fan of Jennings... this team is just OK, but might be enough for a crossover
Sask - you know how they say the most important things in this league are Canadian talent and a QB? well, the Riders have a bad QB, bad Canadian talent, and no OL to help either. i think their roster has plenty of talent actually,  but huge holes in the most key spots

Toronto - they look the most complete in the East
Hamilton - they're here because I'm a believer in Manziel and I think they want him to play... otherwise I'll take Ottawa here
Ottawa - they're very close to Hamilton, but as I said above, I'm a believer in Manziel...
Montreal - its an easy prediction for a team in that QB situation... maybe they can pry someone away mid- season
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« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2018, 10:40:22 PM »

West
1) Edmonton
2) Calgary
3) BC
4) Winnipeg
5) Saskatchewan

East
1) Hamilton
2) Toronto
3) Ottawa
4) Montreal
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« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2018, 10:47:39 PM »

West
1.  Edmonton
2.  Green Slime  (hard to admit but....)
3.  Calgary
4.  Bombers  (if MN is back in 4-6 we'll be higher but....)
5.  BC

East
1.  Toronto
2.  Hamilton
3.  Ottawa
4.  Montreal
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« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2018, 05:02:44 PM »

West
1) Edmonton
2) Calgary
3) BC
4) Winnipeg
5) Saskatchewan

East
1) Hamilton
2) Toronto
3) Ottawa
4) Montreal

Ditto
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« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2018, 06:24:00 PM »

West:
1. Edmonton
2. Calgary
3. Winnipeg
4. BC
5. Saskatchewan

East:
1. Ottawa
2. Toronto
3. Hamilton
4. Montreal
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« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2018, 07:48:55 PM »

Winnipeg
Edmonton
Calgary
BC
Saskatchewan

Toronto
Hamilton
Ottawa
Montreal
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« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2018, 09:06:53 PM »

Calgary
Edmonton
Winnipeg
BC
Saskatchewan

Toronto
Hamilton
Ottawa
Montreal

BC Crosses over.
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« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2018, 03:40:32 PM »

Nobody had it right...
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« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2018, 03:45:44 PM »

Nobody had it right...

It was a strange year for sure.
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« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2018, 04:02:23 PM »

EE & Sask switched places...nothing else was a surprise.

Before the season started EE looked prime to contend for 1st, and the Riders with their ?O? and Hurl at MLB looked like they would be primed for a Jones hanging.

Ironically, if Jones was still in Edmonton my bet is they finish 2nd and the Riders are last. His defence saved the Riders from going 4-14.
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« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2018, 04:43:11 PM »

The logic behind having the Riders finish low in the standings did and still does make sense- they have no offense and their defense and special teams literally won them several games. Kinda like Swaggerville...

Besides Edmonton, the guesses on Toronto were sooooo wrong.
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« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2018, 05:10:54 PM »

The logic behind having the Riders finish low in the standings did and still does make sense- they have no offense and their defense and special teams literally won them several games. Kinda like Swaggerville...

Besides Edmonton, the guesses on Toronto were sooooo wrong.

Edmonton was odd, Toronto losing RR and Wilder was huge...  and with Trestman losing the room and the front office, well...
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« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2018, 05:26:03 PM »

Nobody had it right...

Nobody was even close! Its was a tough year as far as making picks, although if you look at the pick ems thread there were a few people that were pretty consistent, posting between 50 to 56 points... pretty respectable in my books.
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« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2018, 05:59:21 PM »

Nobody was even close! Its was a tough year as far as making picks, although if you look at the pick ems thread there were a few people that were pretty consistent, posting between 50 to 56 points... pretty respectable in my books.

For sure. Good year for pick'ems. Congrats everyone.
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« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2018, 06:06:43 PM »

I don't think the schedule this year did any teams any real favours.  The heavy East vs. West first half of the season probably a hindrance the Western teams, as deficiencies in the teams weren't exposed early on due to an overall lack of viable competition from the other division, and then when those issues were exposed, there wasn't enough time or bodies to make up the difference.

As bad as the Eskimos were, reality is they were only four games out of first place in the league, and finished tied for 5th in the league overall.
  
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« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2018, 06:16:56 PM »

I don't think the schedule this year did any teams any real favours.  The heavy East vs. West first half of the season probably a hindrance the Western teams, as deficiencies in the teams weren't exposed early on due to an overall lack of viable competition from the other division, and then when those issues were exposed, there wasn't enough time or bodies to make up the difference.

As bad as the Eskimos were, reality is they were only four games out of first place in the league, and finished tied for 5th in the league overall.
  

Yea...every team was a couple of missed opportunities away from changing their places in the standings dramatically. Some got lucky to have the record they have (Riders) some got unlucky (Esks). It was one of those seasons.
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« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2018, 06:43:45 PM »

I wonder if anyone's guesses matched up with the final power rankings?  This year that almost seems like a better measuring stick than final standings.
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« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2018, 06:58:04 PM »

Edmonton losing to Sask on a pick 6 by the defense sunk their season....totally different if they didn't throw the pick 6 and just ran the ball out and punted....oh well.... and the Argos losing RR and Wilder--these 2 guys single handedly  guided them to the GC last year, sunk them....Trestman losing the clubhouse bothers me, as he's a decent coach and the Argo lineup is full of just 2nd rate putzes who couldn't play anywhere else, and he lost THAT room??!?! Wow.....hope MT moves onto better things, he deserves better than what he got from TO, and I hope the argos get exactly what's coming to them, and that's dwelling at the bottom of the CFL standings along with montreal for years to come!!
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« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2018, 04:11:00 AM »

Just goes to show when things unravel and injuries hit teams, top ranked teams like Edmonton and Toronto end up in last place. Very fine line between winning and losing in the CFL.
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« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2018, 03:10:24 PM »

EE & Sask switched places...nothing else was a surprise.

Before the season started EE looked prime to contend for 1st, and the Riders with their ?O? and Hurl at MLB looked like they would be primed for a Jones hanging.

Ironically, if Jones was still in Edmonton my bet is they finish 2nd and the Riders are last. His defence saved the Riders from going 4-14.

Nothing else was a surprise? Everybody picked Toronto for 1st in the East and they finished last.

Almost everybody picked Toronto and Edmonton to be 1st in their division, and both teams were last. That's a pretty surprising season in my book.
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« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2018, 03:13:32 PM »

I don't think the schedule this year did any teams any real favours.  The heavy East vs. West first half of the season probably a hindrance the Western teams, as deficiencies in the teams weren't exposed early on due to an overall lack of viable competition from the other division, and then when those issues were exposed, there wasn't enough time or bodies to make up the difference.

As bad as the Eskimos were, reality is they were only four games out of first place in the league, and finished tied for 5th in the league overall.
  

I'm not sure what you're getting at here. If the schedule didn't do anyone any favours... that means it also didn't harm anyone significantly. Which means it was a pretty good schedule.
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« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2018, 05:06:46 PM »

Not so sure why everyone was so high on Toronto. Even with Ray, they squeaked into and through the playoffs to beat choker Calgary and win it all. Then they lose Posey, so who would Ray have thrown to anyway? Was Wilder even a factor while he was healthy this year?

And, the Argos obtained who many here ordained the next great QB in James Franklin, who rode pine. I saw them middling in a weak east and they ended up doing even worse than Montreal!
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« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2018, 05:20:23 PM »

Not so sure why everyone was so high on Toronto. Even with Ray, they squeaked into and through the playoffs to beat choker Calgary and win it all. Then they lose Posey, so who would Ray have thrown to anyway? Was Wilder even a factor while he was healthy this year?

And, the Argos obtained who many here ordained the next great QB in James Franklin, who rode pine. I saw them middling in a weak east and they ended up doing even worse than Montreal!

I never thought Toronto was going to be any better than 9-9 again.

I did assume Wilder was going to be more of a factor than he was though.
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« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2018, 05:53:25 PM »

I never thought Toronto was going to be any better than 9-9 again.

I did assume Wilder was going to be more of a factor than he was though.

Many did, including myself. Even he himself proclaimed as much.

He had an okay sophomore season on a pretty lousy team and seems to have all but fallen off the radar, be it NFL or otherwise.
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