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WINNIPEG -- Their last game Saturday wont affect how either team finishes the current CFL season, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers know theyll be cleaning out their lockers win or lose. Nike Roshe Two White . You can catch all the action live on TSN at 2:00pm et/11:00 am pt. The Bombers (3-14) will either tie their worst-ever season in the 18-game CFL with a loss or better it by just one game with a win. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats (9-8), meanwhile, have made the playoffs and have locked up home-field advantage for their semifinal matchup with the Montreal Alouettes. But both still insist they have good reasons for trying hard Saturday afternoon at Investors Group Field. "Every game means something," Hamilton coach Kent Austin said Friday. "Its important that we play well going into the playoffs. . . Weve got guys that coming back off the injury (list) that either came back last week or come back this week that really need to be on the field and be ready to play and play at a high level so we can carry that into the playoff game next week." One might think he would rest starters like quarterback Henry Burris, to avoid the possibility of injury and ensure theyre fresh for their first playoff game. How much action Burris will see isnt something Austin says has yet been determined, but he will play. "Hes starting the game and we dont have a definite plan with him," Austin said. "We want him to feel good about the way hes playing and have another game under his belt and, like other players, be prepared to play next week. This is another game we want to win and we want Henry to play well." The Bombers, meanwhile, are hoping to end a miserable season on a high note. "Regardless of whether or not we win this game, were going to have a bad taste in our mouth," said veteran offensive lineman Glenn January. "But at least we can feel a sense of pride as we exit the field for the last time in 2013." Some are playing for their jobs and theyve all been told to enjoy themselves, because this team will change next season. "This is the last time that all of us in this room will play together," quarterback Max Hall said they were told this week. "We dont know where any of us are going to be next year. We cant control that but we can control this week and playing the best game we can." Their record has already cost general manager Joe Mack and team president Garth Buchko their jobs. The team has an acting president and an acting general manager. With that as a backdrop, the Bombers are spending much of this week either looking back at their glory days or looking ahead to hosting a Grey Cup in their new $200-million digs. Theyre honouring the 1988 Grey Cup winning team at their final game of the 2013 season. That wasnt their last Grey Cup win but it was close. They won just one more in 1990 and have struck out in five appearances since, their last in 2011. The Bombers said this week theyre bidding to host either the 2015 or 2016 league final at the CFLs newest stadium, although it will lose that honour when Ottawa, Hamilton and finally Regina get new fields in the next few years. Coach Tim Burke says he hasnt heard anything about his future yet but he expects the president and general manager positions will get firmed up before that happens. Until then, Burke says he will carry on wrapping up this season and preparing for the next. "Im getting paid, so Im going to do my job," he said. Nike Shox Clearance .com) - Former FBI director Robert Mueller said his investigation found no evidence that the NFL saw the elevator video of Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee before the tape was released in September. Nike Roshe Two Black . Still, its a start. Josh Baileys goal with 1:40 left capped a furious third-period rally, and the Islanders edged the Penguins 4-3 on Friday night. . Thats 14 consecutive losses to the two-time defending champs, and most of them were over before they even began. Result notwithstanding, Sundays game had a very different feel to it. ABBOTSFORD, B.C. -- Erik Haula made the best of his demotion. Haula, who was reassigned to Iowa by parent club Minnesota on Monday, scored twice and added an assist in Wilds 4-2 defeat of the Abbotsford Heat in American Hockey League action Thursday. The 22-year-old Finn now has seven goals on the season, including a goal in Wednesdays 6-2 loss to the Heat. "Hes been a great asset since the beginning," said teammate Kris Foucault, who had two goals of his own Thursday. "He wasnt putting pucks in as much before. But he came down from Minnesota and hes been unreal. Pucks seem to be going in for him right now and thats what we needed." Haula recorded two assists in six games during his first cup of coffee in the NHL and is hungry for more. "Im just trying to play confident and trust the process," said the 2009 seventh-round pick. "Im trying to do everything I can down here and work really hard. When you do the right things, things will go the right way." Johan Gustafsson made 28 saves for Iowa (9-13-1), who entered the game 25 points behind the AHL-leading Heat. "Its a confidence booster," said Foucault. "Were a team struggling with getting wins. We can look back on this game and say we took out the top team. So if were down one, going into the third period, we can remember this and use it to our advantage." Now the Wild will need to string some wins together if they want to climb in the standings. Theyve won more than two in a row just once this year and also had a six-game losing streak. "Theyre obviously a great team so it proves to us that we can play with any other team in the league," said Haula. "Now weve just got to stay consistent." Markus Granlund and Derek Smith scored for Abbotsford (20-7-2). Granlund now has an 11-game point streak, longest active run in the AHL. Joey MacDonald stopped 30 shots in the losing effort, just their third regulation loss in 20 games. "Our effort was there, but our execution on a lot of plays wasnt there," said the Heats Corban Knight. "We had some pretty good chances that we didnt capitalize on, and we made some pretty costly errors at bad times." The Wild took an early lead, just like Wednesday nights tilt, scoring in the opening two minutes. Haulas initial shot was stopped but Chad Raus rebound attempt was reddirected by Foucault past MacDonald for his third goal of the season at 1:29. Adidas Pure Boost Sale. However, the Heat tied the game at 3:49 on a power play. Granlund had two cracks at a Knight rebound and finally chipped it over a sprawling Gustafsson for his 12th of the season. Smith gave the Heat the lead at 5:49. The veteran of 91 NHL games took a feed from Max Reinhart behind the net and one-timed it for his first AHL goal of the year. The Heat had a quality chance to build on their lead in the first with a lengthy two-man power play, but the Wild were able to keep most of the opportunities of the leagues second-ranked power play to the outside. "I didnt like our posture on the 5-on-3 at all," said Heat head coach Troy Ward. "Those guys werent special, and usually theyre pretty special. We didnt generate much there, and I thought that inevitably cost us. That was one of the first telling signs that we were starting to fall off the map a little bit." The Wild tied the game at 6:03 of the second period. Jon Landry chipped the puck over to Haula at the right side of the net. He had two whacks at the puck before finally burying it for his sixth of the season and second in consecutive games. Then the Wild regained the lead when Haula scored his second of the game in the final minute of the second. Zack Phillips stole the puck from Smith, wheeled to the slot and fired it on net, where Haula was there to pounce on the rebound. Foucault put the nail in the coffin when he picked up his second 16:58 of the third. He beat the defenceman wide right, got MacDonald to commit and then tucked the puck between the post and his glove, giving him his first multi-goal game in his three-year pro career. "I kind of blacked out," said Foucault when asked to describe the play. "It was a turnover and capitalized on it. Went in on a 2-on-1 and waited him out, and tucked in behind him." Earlier in the day the Heats parent club Calgary announced general manager Jay Feaster had been fired, but the club insists it didnt weigh on their minds during the game. "We were pretty focused on tonight," said Knight, who was acquired in a trade by Feaster in June. "The coaching staff did a good job of leaving that stuff out and just focusing on the 60 minutes tonight. I dont think that had an effect on us at all tonight." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '


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