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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:48 PM

The Als have signed Mark Restelli.
http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=388395

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:44 PM

The Eskimos have released Damon Duval, and have signed former Ticat Eric Wilbur to replace him.
http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=386673


The Eskimos have traded Eric Wilbur to the Bombers for future considerations.
http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=388639

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:27 AM

The Argos have hired Jason Maas as their receivers coach. I find that odd considering that he was a quarterback, but maybe not.
http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=383162


Scott Milanovich has decided to make Maas the quarterbacks coach after all.
http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=388735

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The Eskimos have released Aaron Fiacconi.
http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=388757

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Despite talk of a new stadium in Regina by 2016, it was announced today that $20 million would be spent on Mosaic Stadium in time for the 2013 Grey Cup there, expanding capacity to 33,000 and installing a TV screen.
http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=388748

Edited by GA Russell, 25 February 2012 - 12:28 AM.


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:26 PM

The Bombers' new ballpark may not be ready in time. As it is, they are scheduled to play their first four games on the road, with their home opener not until July 26.

http://www.theglobea...article2351489/

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:31 PM

The Bombers have released Fred Reid.
http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=389014

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:50 PM

The Riders have signed Colt Brennan.
http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=389067

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:20 PM

The league has lost another coordinator to the American college ranks.

The Stamps' defensive coordinator Dave Walkosky has quit to join Georgia Tech's staff.

The Stamps have hired Hugh Campbell's son Rick from the Eskimos to replace him.

http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=389144

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:57 PM

The Rules Committee finished up its annual meeting today, and made three recommendations. I have never known the Board of Governors to turn down a Rules Committee recommendation.

1) There will be video review of every scoring play.

2) When a ball carrier loses his helmet, the play will be blown dead immediately.

3) When a non-carrier loses his helmet, he must stop participating in the play.

http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=389257

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:10 PM

Wally was named the winner of the Annis Stukus Trophy as Coach of the Year for the fourth time today. He retired on top.

I had the pleasure of meeting Wally in 1978 and Annis in 1985.

http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=389314

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:21 PM

Alex Webster has died. He played two years with the Als, and made the league all-star team in '54.

http://www.theglobea...article2358011/

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:11 PM

Brent Johnson has announced his retirement.

http://www.theglobea...article2358894/

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:10 PM

The Rookie Evaluation Camp ended yesterday. Here's what the upcoming calendar looks like:

  • May 3: CFL Canadian Draft
  • May 12: CIS East-West Bowl
  • May 30: Rookie Camps Open
  • May 31 - June 3: Officials Training Camp
  • June 3: Training Camps Open


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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:14 PM

Justin Medlock has signed with the Carolina Panthers.
http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=389708

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:09 PM

Adriano Belli is saying that it was common for players to throw their per diem into a pot, and split it among the guys who got the first sack, the first interception, knocked the QB out of the game, etc.

Apparently what surprises the Canadian players about the Saints story is that coaches were involved.

http://www.theglobea...#articlecontent

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:28 PM

This week it is Jonathan Hefney who is apologizing for a tweet.

Considering how many pro athletes have had to apologize for their tweets, maybe the clubs should just forbid having a twitter account.

http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=389787

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:26 PM

Here is the up-to-date listings of the free agent signings from the league's website:

http://cfl.ca/page/2...e-agent-tracker

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:09 AM

The Ticats have released Stevie Baggs.
http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=390449

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:22 PM

As expected throughout last season, Doug Brown has retired.

http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=391002

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:47 PM

The Ticats have signed Luca Congi.
http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=391093

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The Bombers traded Odell Willis to the Riders for draft picks.
http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=391103

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:31 PM

Remember Carl Hairston of the Philadelphia Eagles? Today the Lions named him their defensive line coach.
http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=391163

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:13 PM

The Als have signed Luc Mullinder again.

http://tsn.ca/cfl/feature/?id=54526

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Dave Naylor has a good column comparing Tim Tebow's situation to Doug Flutie's - basically, he is too much of a distraction to be a second string quarterback, so nobody wants him. But I remember that Flutie played for $1 million a year when the Canadian dollar was worth 60 cents. Would Tebow be willing to play in the CFL for current CFL wages? By the way, the Ticats have the neg rights to Tebow.

http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=391521

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:26 PM

The NHL Calgary Flames have owned 5% of the Stamps for the past few years. Today they increased the amount to 70%, at a price which values the team at $15 million.

http://www.theglobea...article2385922/
http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=391692

John Hufnagel agreed to a five-year extension of his contract, so there should be no major changes regarding the football operations of the team.

http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=391717

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:24 PM

The Bombers announced today that they set a team record for operating profit last year with $3 million in the black.
http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=392030

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:44 PM

The Argos have made arrangements with the local school boards to bring in thousands of kids to a pre-season game where they can meet the players and get their autographs.
http://cfl.ca/articl...me-for-students

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

The Commissioner announced today that every team managed to stay under the salary cap this past year. That's the first time it's happened since they started enforcing it seriously in 2007.

http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=392317

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:06 PM

Draft Day is May 3.

Here is an excellent Duane Forde article which discusses seven important factors on the minds of CFL GM's which are not considerations of the GM's of other pro leagues.

http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=392518

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:27 PM

The Riders have signed a 32 year old quarterback I've never heard of before named JT O'Sullivan. He spent nine years in the NFL, and was the 49ers starting QB in 2008.

http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=393638

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:34 PM

It now looks like the Bombers' new stadium won't be ready until Sept. 9.

http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=393772

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:39 PM

The Bombers announced today that they will return to their helmet logo look they used from the 60s through 1994.

http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=394094
http://www.theglobea...article2412433/

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:31 PM

Here's an article listing the Canadians who could get picked in the NFL draft. As mentioned in the post #1106 link, this greatly alters the CFL draft, because the guy will be lost to the CFL for three years while he kicks around the NFL trying to land a job.

http://www.theglobea...article2413173/



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