|May 27||Saskatchewan @ Edmonton||5p||TSN|
|May 31||Montréal @ Ottawa||7:30p||TSN|
|June 1||Toronto @ Hamilton||7:30p||TSN|
|June 1||Edmonton @ Winnipeg||8:30p|
|June 1||BC @ Calgary||9p|
|June 7||Ottawa @ Toronto||7:30p|
|June 8||Calgary @ Saskatchewan||9:30p|
|June 8||Winnipeg @ BC||10:30p||TSN|
|June 9||Hamilton @ Montréal||1p||TSN|
|All times Eastern. TSN broadcasts are available on ESPN+.|
Editor's note: The schedule has been changed to reflect the additional TSN telecast of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Montréal on June 9. Johnny Manziel might be a factor in that decision. RDS will also have the game. ESPN+ will carry the TSN feed. Also, the Argos home game will be in Guelph, not BMO Field.
The CFL preseason might have sneaked up on you, but the 2018 CFL regular season is starting earlier as well. All the Canadian teams are out of the 2018 Stanley Cup playoff teams, so why not have some football.
The action starts Sunday with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Edmonton. Toronto has the quickest turnaround with its preseason games at 6 days.
The CFL is temporarily back in Guelph, Ontario for the Argos "home" preseason game due to work on BMO Field.
The quarterback carousel that has been the off-season, not just Johnny Manziel, will lead to some intriguing chemistry experiments on the field.
TSN will carry 4 CFL preseason games. Every team will be on TSN except for the Calgary Stampeders. Those games are available on ESPN+, the service that replaced WatchESPN aka ESPN3.
The ESPN+ service costs $4.99/month or $49.99/year. I would pay that much for TSN, but that isn't on the menu. The money is a good deal if you have Sling TV or no cable at all. The CFL is only part of the ESPN+ service: lots of MLS games plus a daily MLB game and, starting next fall, a daily NHL game, hopefully some from the TSN properties.
I understand the reluctance to pay for what we got for free over the last few years. The ESPN channels will have a select, primarily early-season TV package. The condensed versions of games at CFL.ca remain an option.
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