This should be easy, right? Scan the 2016 Brier field - some call it the best line-up of teams ever - and pick four teams most likely to be in playoff spots at the end of the week.
In this field, you can make a case for each of seven teams to be playoff squads, maybe even eight or nine if you really wanted to be bullish about it.
The 2016 Brier, getting underway this weekend in Ottawa, should be one for the ages. In a field bursting at the seams with quality teams, we will be entertained by shot-making prowess as well as the intrigue of jockeying for position amidst a draw schedule that is peppered with peril at most every turn. Would anyone be surprised if we see a clutch of tie-breakers to decide the final couple of playoff spots?
"Contenders" are my picks to make the playoffs. "Challengers" are teams seen as more than capable of striking should any contender falter. "Long Shots" are just what you'd think.
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