With the small rosters (injuries) and constant influx of import players its impossible to tell what is going to happen in the CFL. Ticats or Argos have as much chance as any other team to win the GC.
I would not write off any team at this time of year.
Argos: Have revamped their Oline but lost most of their offensive weapons, Joseph is make or break this year. Also defense needs to be overhauled and with a HC and DC with zero experience and O'neil addition the learning curve in Toronto is very steep. Rita and Mohns better have been using their expense account to travel during the off season. Kicking, QB, RB,DL,S, R and coaching are all question marks.
Ticats: Returning coaching staff and the addition of Gauthier and a healthy Marcoux should provide a "pro" calibre Oline. Quarterback position seems to be at least "stable". If the Ticats can get a pass rush going and their DB's and receivers make the next step up they should be competitive. MLB,DE,S,R are question marks.
Als: Lost their receiver , Oline and linebacker coach and have yet to confirmed to rest of their staff, there could be more changes especialy on defense. Cobourne is rumored to be coming off the operating table both Cobourne and Imoh haven't shown they can play a full season, Oline depth has taken a hit but all starters returning. Question marks at MLB, DL, RB. Als have added many quality imports on defense in Samuels, Guzman, Abbate, Adams, Hall, Haywood.
Bombers: New GM/HC,DC,HS, Bombers have gutted their entire team with the exception of their RB and Receiver core. They have question marks just about everywhere in their lineup with the exception of the RB,R,LB and well Doug Brown. Their entire QB roster has less then 10 starts and maybe 2 wins ! Kicking is the worst in the league and they have yet to find even an import kicker. No draft picks till the third round.
Looks like Montreal is in a class of its own with the Ticats and Argos possibly being competitive to even surprising and the Bombers in total chaos. Having said that a combination of injuries to Calvillo and step up from Porter or Joseph and a competitive Bomber squad at home and everything is up for grabs. Hopefuly we have 3 eastern teams make it to the show.