HAMILTON -- Not many weeks ago, Arland Bruce frustrated Bart Andrus to the point that a trade was the only way out of an ugly mess.
Mention Andrus, the head coach of the struggling Argonauts, to Bruce now and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats receiver gets a puzzled look.
"Who?" Bruce said after the Ticats practised yesterday. "(Former Argos coaches) Don Matthews and Rich Stubler are two coaches I have known in the CFL. I don't know who you are talking about."
Ouch! Do you think the Labour Day Classic on Monday at Ivor Wynne Stadium between the Argos and Tiger-Cats doesn't mark a personally significant game for Bruce? Take another guess.
It's the first time Bruce, shipped out of Toronto in late July for conduct that Andrus deemed unprofessional, will play his former teammates since the trade.
"I get to say 'what's up' to my boys," Bruce, who still lives in Mississauga, said. "They're my people over there. I'm not the first athlete that has been traded and played against his former team, but it's going to be exciting, man."