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Dave’s Week 2 CFL Picks: Building on Perfection!

After a perfect 4-for-4 week one here are my predictions for week number two in the Canadian Football League. How did you fare last week?

Well let’s roll the dice and see what we come up with for week 2:

Winnipeg (0-1) at Montreal (1-0)

Week two in the CFL season opens with a rematch between the Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. This time the tilt will be held in Montreal at Molson Stadium. It is VERY hard to beat a team in back-to-back weeks, however with the home field advantage the Alouettes should have a decided advantage.

THREE KEYS TO THE GAME:

Blades Not Done Another 1993 Vet Dealt

The Saskatoon Blades have announced a trade with the Portland Winterhawks.

The deal has Shane McColgan being dealt to the Winterhawks in exchange for a pair of draft picks.  The Blades will receive a 3rd round pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft in the deal, along with a 7th round pick in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.

McColgan spent one season with the Blades after being acquired from the Kelowna Rockets in May of 2012.  He appeared in 69 regular season games in 2012-13, posting 19 goals and 66 points to go along with a +9 rating and 50 PIMs.

Saskatoon Blades Get Their Nikkel-Back

The Saskatoon Blades have announced a trade with the Everett Silvertips.

The deal has the Blades acquiring defenceman Ayrton Nikkel from the Everett Silvertips in exchange for defenceman Matt Pufahl and a 5th round pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.

Nikkel is a left-handed shooting defenceman, listed at 6’1 and 195 pounds.  He’s 1995-born and is from Kelowna, BC.

It’s a return to Saskatoon for Nikkel, as he was drafted by the Blades in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft.  He was dealt to Brandon at the 2011 trade deadline that saw Brayden Schenn head to the Blades.  Nikkel has appeared in 110 regular season WHL games, including one as a member of the Saskatoon Blades.  This past season Nikkel dressed in 49 games with the Wheat Kings and Silvertips, posting 9 points and 117 PIMs.

Blades Czech A Russian With Import Picks

The Saskatoon Blades have chosen defenceman David Nemecek with the 49th overall selection in the 2013 CHL Import Draft.

Nemecek is from Plzen, Czech Republic.  He is a 1995-born player and is listed at 6’3.5 and 208 pounds.    The left-handed shooting blueliner spent last season with the Ontario Hockey League’s Sarnia Sting.  He appeared in 34 games last season with the Sting, registering a pair of assists and 24 PIMs.  He also registered 2 PIMs in 3 postseason games for Sarnia.

Nemecek also appeared in the World Under-18 Hockey Championships for the Czech Republic.  He dressed in 5 games, registering 4 PIMs and a -3 rating at the event.

The Saskatoon Blades would like to welcome David and his family to the organization.

Dave’s Week One CFL Power Rankings:

The best part about a ranking is that it can always be debated. Therefore, I submit my ranking of Canadian Football League Teams after week 1 of the regular season. Feel free to agree or disagree and I will apologize in advance Rider fans.

Week One Canadian Football League Power Rankings:

1 – Toronto Argonauts (1-0 – LW 39-34 win vs. Hamilton. This Week @ BC)

O’ Canada Another Top 10 Countdown

After a great long weekend and an impressive Saskatchewan Roughrider win on Saturday here’s a look back at my 10 most pondered thoughts…

Here we go with another smattering of 10 thoughts in my Top 10 Tuesday:

10 – I really liked what I saw from the Saskatchewan Roughriders in their opening game of the season in Edmonton. The team came out prepared executed a game plan took an early lead and held on for the win. Was it a Picasso? No! They did get the two points though and this week against Calgary will be a huge measuring stick.