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WINNIPEG -- It looks like a couple of starting quarterbacks are out for the season in the CFL West but it really wont matter much to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as they look to climb out of last place in the division, coach Mike OShea said Tuesday. Vans Schoenen Winkels Belgie . Saskatchewan Roughriders Darian Durant tore a tendon in his elbow in Sundays win in Winnipeg and, in his first game back in 2014, B.C.s Travis Lulay injured the same shoulder that had kept him from playing until now, as it healed from off-season surgery. But that still doesnt mean the Bombers (6-5) will have an easier time of it, said OShea. "Theres no point in looking at it that way for us," said OShea. "Travis Lulay played one game, right, so Kevin Glenns got them to where they are right now (6-4). In reality, Kevin Glenns been the starter. "And we dont play Saskatchewan again until the playoffs. So theres nothing we can really do about that." Of course, Winnipeg has to make the playoffs, and with five of their seven remaining games against western teams, that isnt going to be easy. They start with the B.C. Lions on Saturday. The Lions (6-4) are the only western team the Bombers have managed to beat this season, their first back in the West in about a decade. As for Saskatchewan, theyve taken the Bombers down three times in 2014, although Sundays 30-24 win was just as painful for the winners as it was for the losers with Durant injured and expected to undergo surgery in the next few days. "Realistically, his regular season is probably done," said Roughriders general manager Brendan Taman. "Whether or not we can get him back for the playoffs, well see. Its not the greatest of outlooks." The outlook is just as grim for Lulay. "Travis has suffered a shoulder dislocation very similar to the one he had last season," Dr. Bob McCormack said in a statement after Lulay was injured in Fridays 7-5 win over the Ottawa Redblacks. "Due to the nature of the injury, the surgery which was performed on Travis shoulder last winter has essentially been undone." Despite OSheas comments, if Winnipeg quarterback Drew Willy can stay healthy the Bombers chances of making the playoffs would seem to have increased with both Lulay and Durant gone. The Bombers do have their own injury issues, but none as critical. One of the most troublesome right now may be the absence of long-snapper and linebacker Ian Wild. Bad snaps didnt help Sunday as the Bombers fell 30-24 to the Roughriders, after surrendering an early lead. OShea said there is a chance Wild may be ready to return to meet B.C., but the Bombers dont want to risk his health by sending him in too soon. They were missing receiver Nick Moore last Sunday with a sprained ankle but the Bombers are deep at receiver this season and have veteran Romby Bryant in reserve. He picked up 60 yards Sunday in a losing effort in which OShea noted the Bomber offence actually had a pretty good game. Meanwhile, offensive linemen Pat Neufeld and Mathias Goossen are also injured and OShea said Neufeld is possibly out for another week still, although Goossen may be able to return to practice. The Bombers will practise for the first time Wednesday since Sundays loss. Penalties (13 of them) were also costly for the Bombers Sunday and OShea said hes discussed the issue with the team. "What are we averaging, were averaging nine a game, and we had 13, so theres four more. The unfortunate part is those four are probably URs (unnecessary roughness) which adds up to a lot of yards. Weve just got to do a better job." He said he is still seeking clarification about a couple of those 13 penalties because hes unclear on exactly what was called. Vans Schoenen Belgie . Austin Watson, Scott Ford, Filip Forsberg and Mark Van Guilder had the other goals for the Admirals (30-21-12). Scott Darling made 30 saves for his 10th win of the season. Vans Schoenen Aanbieding . Winners of two straight, the Flames will try to become the first team in 25 years to go three consecutive games without taking a penalty Saturday night in San Jose. http://www.vansschoenenbelgie.be/ . James Jones got his turn Sunday. And the lift he brought, combined with the expected playoff showings from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, have the Heat off and running in these playoffs.Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The NHLs Skills Competition wont have that much of a different look despite the two-year hiatus for the showcase, but one notable absence may have an impact on perhaps one of the most popular events. A new hardest shot champion is expected to be crowned on Saturday when the leagues All-Stars get together to show off some of their skill at Columbus Nationwide Arena. The NHL has not held its All-Star weekend since 2012, with the lockout wiping out the event the following year and the Winter Olympics displacing the showcase in 2014. One event that most fans look forward to seeing each year is the hardest shot, a competition that has been dominated recently by Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara. Chara won the event in each of the past five competitions and in 2012 broke his own record for hardest shot by unleashing a rocket at 108.8 mph to get to the finals. He then edged Nashvilles Shea Weber with a 107.0 mph shot in the last round, topping Webers 106.0 mph shot. While Weber will be eligible to participate this weekend, Chara did not join him as an All-Star, with a 19-game absence caused by a knee injury the culprit. The last hardest shot winner other than Chara was Adrian Aucoin in 2004. Like 2012, the All-Star teams will be decided by a fantasy draft conducted by captains Nick Foligno of Columbus and Chicagos Jonathan Toews. Each of the 48 All-Stars and rookies picked for the showcase will compete in at least one of the six events. Each event has a certain number of points up for grabs, usually awarded by the best team performance along with individual showing. For example, there are five points available in the fastest skater competition as four players from each team go head-to-head over four rounds. The winner of each heat gets a point for his team, with the player that records the fastest time overall picking up an addition point. New York Rangers forward Carl Hagelin had the fastest time in the event three years ago. The breakaway challenge, meanwhile, aims to get the fans involved as it returns for its fifth showing. Five spots are divided up by the two captains, with a sixth player getting an automatic bid based on Twitter voting by the fans. Players that were eligiblee for the spot include Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames, Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers and the Blue Jackets own Ryan Johansen. Goedkoop Vans Schoenen Kopen. After all eligible skaters complete three shot attempts -- with style, creativity and flair encouraged -- fans in attendance and watching on television will have a chance to return to Twitter and vote on a winner. Washingtons Alex Ovechkin won the first three instances of this event, but pulled out of the All-Star Game in 2012 after getting suspended for three games following an illegal hit. Returning All-Star Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks ended up the winner, first donning a Superman cape along with thick Clark Kent glasses for a second shot in which he dove to the ice, threw the puck from the left side to the right with his hand and tapped it in with a stick. On this third shot, he used a trick puck designed to explode into pieces when struck and ended up earning 49 percent of the fan vote. An elder event that returns is the accuracy shooting, which follows a similar format to the fastest skater in that four players on each team go head-to-head over four rounds trying to hit all four corner targets in the fewest shots. Dallas Jamie Benn earned an extra point for his team in 2012 by hitting all four targets in the fastest time at 10.204 seconds. There are no individual honors up for grabs in the Skills Challenge Relay, a timed event that consists of five challenges: one timers, passing, puck control, stick-handling and goalie goals. Fourteen skaters and one goaltender from each team will participate, with a point going to the fastest team in each heat and the team with the fastest overall time getting a bonus point. The shootout portion of the event gets a different look with all 48 players -- 14 skaters and two netminders each session -- participating over a three-round shootout. Unlike the previous elimination format that went to a last-shooter standing, seven skaters per round have 10 seconds to take a shootout rule-abiding shot against a goaltender, with teams alternating after each shot. Every third puck is a bonus that is worth two points scored as opposed to the normal one. Team Chara beat a squad captained by Daniel Alfredsson in 2012. ' ' '