Argos not treating finale as nothing game

Argos coach Scott Milanovich surveys his troops. (Stan Behal/Toronto Sun)

Argos coach Scott Milanovich surveys his troops. (Stan Behal/Toronto Sun)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:25 PM ET

TORONTO - On the surface, it seems like a meaningless game to close out the regular season, one that has no bearing on the standings or how the post-season lines up.

Beneath the surface, though, lies its significance, a layer Argos head coach Scott Milanovich will pay close attention to as his team plays host to the Montreal Alouettes on Friday night, a meeting that may be repeated when the East final unfolds on Nov. 17.

It was under such a backdrop last season when Zach Collaros was truly discovered, a stage that provided an opportunity and a showcase for players who would normally not be given a shot.

On either side of the ball and on special teams, the Argos are going to field a team that is more practice roster in its makeup than post-season, opposing an Als foe that plans on playing its regulars for as long as necessary.

"You play to win and, whoever is out there, we expect them to do that," said Milanovich. "It's the same thing I told them last year."


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