With yet again an obvious crossover scenario looming for this years play-offs only two of the above three mentioned teams will be participants . So the poll is basically straightforward here . Who does everyone think will be the odd team out from the West when this years play-offs roll around ?
I didn't bother to place Calgary or Winnipeg in this poll as the Stamps have already basically qualified long ago and it seems to me that the Bombers will also be there as well barring an enormous collapse by them at this stage .
To make things easier for everyone I've posted each teams current W/L record and who is left to play on each of their schedules .
I'll start things off with my prediction of the Eskimos continuing on their current slide which I predict will slide them right out of the play-off picture this season after rolling to an impressive 7 - 0 start to this season . The Eskimos have followed that up with a 5 game losing streak . I'm thinking that the Eskies woes continue and they win only 1 of their final 6 games .
My prediction for the Eskimos final regular season record ? an 8 - 10 5th place finish and out of the play-offs this season .
Which leaves the Riders securing their first play-off spot since 2014 finishing a strong 3rd with an impressive 11 - 7 mark on the season and staying in the West for the WSF facing the 2nd place Bombers .
That leaves the Lions to squeak into the play-offs once again keeping their current consecutive appearances in the post season record intact at an impressive 21 seasons as the crossover team and a date in the ESF somewhere in Ontario (TBD) The Lions I predict wind up with a .500 record of 9 -9 on the season which is very mediocre by their standards but it will still be a better record than whoever winds up in first place in the anorexic East this season .
So Agree ? Disagree ? Let's hear from everyone and your opinions on which Western team's season ends early come playoff time this year .
I'm thinking that this should be a very interesting poll with lots of varying opinions on the subject .
I'm thinking that now that Lulay is done, it'll be the Lions on the outside looking in. For whatever reason, Jennings seems to have lost his bearings and I don't expect the team to turn it around until he finds his old form or the team finds someone else.
I agree that Sask will probably be 3rd in the West the way they've been playing the last month.
So that leaves Edmonton crossing over to the East. I'm at a bit of a loss about this team. I feel like they should be more like the strong team that started the season and keep expecting a turnaround, but so far that hasn't happened.
Hamilton, BC and Ottawa will miss the playoffs. Saskatchewan will cross over. Edmonton will catch Winnipeg for the number 2 seed and beat Calgary in the west finals. Saskatchewan will run the table down east setting up a Rider Eskimo GC show down.
I just have to ask there West but just what in the world have you seen lately in the play of the Concordes to actually think that they will be anywhere near the playoffs this season ? I honestly think that they will be life and death to even win another game this year . I'm thinking a finish of 3 - 15 or 4 -14 at best is what we can expect out of this sad sack outfit this season .
The one prediction that right now seems like a good bet is the fact that two of the three teams that didn't qualify last year for the post season will both make it this year.....and one of them isn't going to be Montreal .
Ottawa will come down to if Harris can play. If he can’t…then I don’t see them making the playoffs. Remember, they only have 4 games left. Hamilton is much improved and has 6, and the final game for the redblacks is against them.
Ottawa plays 3 west games…2 of which are in the West. How many of those games do you see them winning? I think if they walk away with 1 they are doing good.
Hamilton plays the Als 2 times, who get worse every week.
For argument sake lets say Ottawa pulls off one win against the west over their next 3. And let’s say the Als continue to play like they are, and the Cats beat them 2 times. Those 2 things seem realistically possible. That puts a huge amount of pressure on the Cats to beat the Argos next week, at home, because it would mean that the winner of the redblacks/cats game would end ahead in the standings. Further, it also would give them the season series with the Argos and put them one game back, but I really think it is the Redblacks they are chasing.
I meant to vote for BC, but for some reason I voted SK instead... if someone could fix that for me, it would be appreciated... I would have said SK, but after the result in BC last night, the Lions are more likely to be on the outside looking in, but having said that, still too close to call to say that BC or SK are out.
Hard to believe that the Stamps "only" loss this season was at the hands of these Alouettes !!! :o
Honestly can say that the last time I saw a team as BAD as this in Montreal they were named the Concordes :o.......Hard to also believe but I actually feel a little bit sorry for Johnny and his fellow Alouette cronies this season..........BUT not really that sorry 8)
......Wally World is drawing to a close on the coast....There won't be any last minute heroics and whoever said 'when Lulay went 'down and out' so did the Leos'...Lions sidelined for post season this year