Last year vs West: 4-6
Last year vs East: 5-3
This year vs West 5-2 with 3 games remaining
This year vs East 3-5
Well, we are still 5-2 against Western teams despite our miserable failures against the Eastern teams at 3-5. All we can hope for now is to continue our success here in the west and get third place again at least. Right now, I'd rather we played the semi final in BC or Edmonton than in Montreal.
And since we have almost lost the season series with Calgary, a tie with them at 9-9 record will send us east so winning the game vs Calgary isn't enough, we must beat them by at least 27 points to avoid the crossover.
Let's examine the remaining schedules of Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatchewan.
Oct 14 - vs. Hamilton, 9:00 PM
Oct 23 - at Saskatchewan, 4:00 PM
Oct 30 - at Winnipeg, 4:00 PM
Nov 6 - vs. Edmonton, 5:00 PM
Oct 10 - at Toronto, 1:00 PM
Oct 15 - vs. Saskatchewan, 3:00 PM
Oct 28 - vs. Brt Columbia, 9:00 PM
Nov 6 - at Calgary, 5:00 PM
Oct 15 - at Edmonton, 3:00 PM
Oct 23 - vs. Calgary, 4:00 PM
Nov 5 - at Brt Columbia, 10:00 PM
Clearly Saskatchewan has the toughest schedule with the two games in BC and Edmonton, and Calgary has the easiest with games yet vs Hamilton and at Winnipeg.
As someone already said, the playoffs have pretty much started now out here in the west. The way I see it, Edmonton goes 10-8 for second place, Calgary and Sask both finish 9-9 and Sask crosses over having lost the season series. Only thing left to do now is get the whisky and sit back.