Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Bombers prepare for Monday game as strike prospect looms

  • Print

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are proceeding with business as usual -- business being two more days of training camp before Monday’s preseason home date against the Toronto Argonauts.

But the storm clouds continue to gather on the ongoing labour impasse between the league and the CFL Players’ Association, so much so now there has been speculation the game could be in jeopardy if the Bombers or Argos decide to strike.

Seven of the nine CFL teams have already taken strike votes, with the Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders scheduled to have theirs Saturday afternoon between noon-6 p.m. That means the earliest the Alberta-based clubs could take action would be next Tuesday. But Sportsnet is reporting non-Alberta based players could be picketing as early as this Sunday – a move that could affect Monday’s game.

"In my mind there’s a game on Monday," said Bomber head coach Mike O’Shea. "You can’t speculate."

Asked if having just one preseason game might affect his planning or evaluating, O’Shea added:

"I don’t think it changes anything. We’re going to evaluate the players that put the plays on film and go from there. It’s not really worthwhile speculating on it. We coach the game, coach the players and evaluate from there."

Interestingly, Bombers CFLPA rep Glenn January was not at practice on Friday. O’Shea said he was excused from practice, but it was not CBA related.

ed.tait@freepress.mb.ca

Twitter: @WFPEdTait

 

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Winnipeg Cheapskate: Is that warranty worth it?

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • The sun peers through the fog to illuminate a tree covered in hoar frost near Headingley, Manitoba Thursday- Standup photo- February 02, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Local- A large osprey lands in it's nest in a hydro pole on Hyw 59  near the Hillside Beach turnoff turn off. Osprey a large narrow winged hawk which can have a wingspan of over 54 inches are making a incredible recovery since pesticide use of the 1950's and  1960's- For the last two decades these fish hawks have been reappearing in the Lake Winnipeg area- Aug 03, 2005

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

How many wins do you think the Bombers will finish with this season?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google