We swatted, batted and reached." Captain Andrew Ladd

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You knew it was going to catch up to them but you just didnt know when. Im relating the reality of the slow starts in games by the Toronto Argonauts and how it had to stop as you cant always depend on fourth quarter comebacks and game-winning drives. The Argos have had an excellent year. At 9-4, they control the East and, unless they implode, should have the East Final at home. Thats a major advantage but they need Ricky Ray back. Zack Collaros has been entertaining and exciting and has established himself as a player in this league. But he is not Ricky Ray. Henry Burris completed his first seven passes and created an early lead. As important as it is to have come-from-behind skills, it is just as important to have create-a-lead skills and Ray has both. Getting a team ready to play is a process and takes a week. Why the Argos dont begin games better is a mystery but I do know what it takes: perfect preparation, emotional intensity and the combination of the two creates a unique and genuine level of focus. But the key factor is it has to be everybody; not just the starters but all 42 that dress for the game. In some ways, when the ball is kicked off, the vast majority of the work for coaches is over. But for the player, the important part has begun; seeing if your preparation and emotional intensity which creates your focus is there. This is by no means heavy psychological stuff, quite the opposite. It is easy to master if youre aware and make the effort over and over again. The Argos are a very good team that can be great if they would start games fast and hard and finish the same way. In Saskatchewan, it is a brand new season. The 31-17 win over the B.C. Lions breaks a four-game losing cycle and makes those four games complete history. And what is even more important is that it puts the Riders in second place and re-energizes the fact they still can host the 101st Grey Cup at home come November 24th. Im not sure about the trade. Patrick Neufeld is going to have a long career in CFL football but Alex Hall could be gone by next season. I know in other sports you "rent a player" for a block of time and it works but I am not sure it works in football. One is Canadian, one is American. There are countless football players of quality in the United States. In Canada, sometimes I think I can count them. I realize offensive line depth is a strength for Saskatchewan but Im still not sure who will win this deal as time moves on. The last two games on Saturday were painful to watch. Montreal took apart the Eskimos and Calgary did the same to the Blue Bombers. On the positive side, Mike Reilly played, survived and will play again. Im happy about that because the Montreal defence is intimidating. To me, Kyries Herbert and Chip Cox are the best two defensive players on the field at the same time on any team. You add Shea Emry and an excellent player in Mike Edem and the Alouettes can steal playoff games because of the hitting ability on that side of the field alone. The Calgary Stampeder are a complete team. In just about ever aspect of football, Calgary is as good or better than any team. One of their least recognized performers is kicker Rene Paredes. He has made almost every field goal that you can make and by doing so, either wins the close games or keeps the games close. You cant underrate his value. Lets be honest, with four games left in the regular season, Winnipeg and Edmonton are building for 2014. I realize it is not over until its over mathematically but the lack of energy expressed by both teams on Saturday was distressing. Not all players but for some, it came accross as a practice game, not a regular season battle. 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Chiasson snapped a third-period tie and lifted the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory on Monday night.Montreal Canadiens 3 Winnipeg Jets 0 WINNIPEG - After a 3-0 win over New Jersey Sunday it was the Jets on the wrong end of that score in this game. Carey Price stopped 36 shots for his first shutout of the season and 20th of his career. It was yet another poor start for the Jets as Brandon Prust scored 2:06 in. The goal came before the Jets were able to get the puck into the Montreal zone. P.K. Subban made it 2-0 at 11:28 to extend his point streak to five (2-6-8). It was the second time in this homestand that the Jets fell behind early (3-0 after one vs. Dallas). Visiting teams all talk about taking the MTS Centre crowd out of the game early, and that has been the case far too often. The Jets did spend a lot more time in the offensive zone in the second and third periods but did not generate enough quality chances to beat Price. Michael Frolik at the end of the second and Andrew Ladd early in the third had great chances but failed to score. Daniel Briere into an empty net with 1:18 left ended it. Jets are now 1-2 on this six-game homestand with St. Louis here Friday, Nashville Sunday and Washington Tuesday. (All games on TSN Jets, TSN 1290). On the season the Jets are now 3-4 while Montreal goes to 4-2. The Canadiens finish their four-game road trip at 3-1. Final shots were 36-25 but Coach Claude Noel felt "the shots are a misjudgement of the way we played. They blocked a lot of shots (26) and we helped them. We missed the net (17 missed shots), not enough traffic." On the slow start, "we had a couple of opportunities oon the first shift to get their pressure stopped and we didnt.dddddddddddd We swatted, batted and reached." Captain Andrew Ladd had this to say post game, "Its unfortunate that it takes two goals to get a little desperation in our game. You got to find a way to get going off the hop. I mean theres enough energy in this building to do that and to start the game with the right intentions." There were not a lot of "A" games as far as the Jets were concerned, with Mark Scheifele the exception. "He was pretty good, created some chances," was the comment from Coach Noel. Scheifele played a season-high 18:09, had four shots on goal, was involved physically and won 50 per cent of his draws. It may have been his best game of the season. Evander Kane took three minor penalties in the game, one for holding and two for hooking. "When you are reaching for people, you are going to get called," commented Noel when asked about the calls. Dustin Byfuglien played a season-high 28:03, including just under 10 minutes in the third when the Jets tried to get themselves back in the game. The Jets have now scored seven goals in the last five games, one the empty netter vs. New Jersey as offence continues to be an issue. And not just goals, but after most games players talk about not creating enough good scoring chances. The next two opponents, St. Louis and Nashville, are both very good defensively. The schedule favours the Jets as St. Louis plays in Chicago Thursday, while Nashville plays in Montreal Saturday. wholesale jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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