Ray goes down in the first quarter in the Montreal game. Argos prove to be useless without him.
As the cold weather looms, if Ray doesn't get better, we could be facing the familiar scenario of Montreal walking into the Grey Cup game without breaking a sweat. Perhaps the western cross-over team would pose the biggest challenge to the Als. (Which raises the nightmare scenario - from the league's perspective - of an all-western 100th Grey Cup game in downtown Toronto.)
Interesting to note that Montreal has not beaten Hamilton in the playoffs since the 1970s. (Source: my own recollections.) This includes at least three post-season meetings (that I can recall) since the Als came back home in '96.
That fact, along with the 30% chance on any given day that the "good" Ticat team will show up, is almost enough to give one a faint hope for the post-season. If only we could actually get there.