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Here is Elliotte Friedman's article surmising the 2012/13 season that could have been ...
April 30: After 20 years and four playoff defeats, the Senators finally win "The Battle of Ontario." Jason Spezza plays the series of life against his hometown team, with 11 points in six games. Ottawa eliminates Toronto at Air Canada Centre, with one Senators fan holding up a sign saying, "About #%^&@ time."
May 16: The Florida Panthers reveal themselves to be the true Cinderella story of the 2012-13 season, eliminating Ottawa in Game 7 of the Beliveau Conference Final at Scotiabank Place. Their trade talks for Luongo fell apart because they wouldn't include Nick Bjugstad, but the rookie forward helps fellow youngsters Quinton Howden and Jonathan Huberdeau bring a late-season energy as Kevin Dineen rotates them through the lineup.
After the handshakes, Daniel Alfredsson receives a defeaning ovation as he does one final lap around the Kanata rink.
... The Leafs make the playoffs?!? C'mon, Elliotte ... at least make it SOMEWHAT believable ...