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Sens' plan to limit Leaf fans

2/13/2013

Apparently the Ottawa Senators are tired of having their arena fill with rival fans every time the Toronto Maple Leafs come to town.

The Toronto Star's Dave Feschuk reports that the Sens are trying to limit the number of seats available by giving season subscribers first crack at additional (and deeply discounted) tickets, a plan that Feschuk is convinced will backfire.

"Let us assure Senators fans that help is not on the way, and change is most certainly not going to come -- at least, not for the better," he writes in Wednesday's paper. "Now that a certain mob of blue-and-white-clad fanatics is aware it’s not wanted in [Ottawa] on Feb. 23 -- the next time their heroes are scheduled to visit the Senators -- what are the odds they don’t descend in formidable numbers?