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  1. Madman

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    Only once in the past 17 years has a CFL team repeated as champions (the 2010 Montreal Alouettes). For a league as comparatively small as it is, the repeat is still a massive undertaking.

    The Calgary Stampeders are, of course, next up to attempt the feat after last year’s Grey Cup win and appear to have as good or better a chance as any team for this year’s Grey Cup.

    The team lost major pieces of their offensive line when Stanley Bryant signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Brett Jones with the New York Giants, but the Stamps offence still features maybe the top two players in the league in Bo Levi Mitchell and Jon Cornish. And at just 25-years-old, there’s still the very real possibility Mitchell is only getting better.

    There could be a little more concern on defence however, where the team lost two starters to a middle-ranked unit.

    The West should present an even greater challenge this year with a healthy Darian Durant in Saskatchewan, a (hopefully fully) healthy Travis Lulay in BC, and teams only getting better in Edmonton and Winnipeg. And Brandon Banks is still in Hamilton, but Calgary is as good a team to bet on as any heading into the season.

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