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They’ve lost six straight games and appear destined to miss the playoffs for a fourth straight season. It’s been a quick fall from grace for a club that long ruled the East Division and was one of the CFL’s model franchises.

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There was also consistency on the Alouettes’ active roster with such players as Calvillo, slotback Ben Cahoon, offensive lineman Scott Flory (both Canadians) and kicker Damon Duval. Montreal’s lineup also featured a number of francophone players like running backs Eric Lapointe and Bruno Heppell, receiver Eric Deslauriers and safety Etienne Boulay, to name a few.

«In 1972 (Smith’s rookie season with Montreal), about 16 of us came into the Alouettes,» Smith said. «Guys like Junior Ah You, Dickie Harris, Wally Buono, Don Sweet, myself, Dan Yochum, Carl Crennel, most all of us played between seven and 10 years with the Alouettes.

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