The most sobering part of the Senators-Leafs tilt on Wednesday night was not the play of the Sens defence but the attendance.
The Canadian Tire Centre was about 2,400 seats short of full.
Now that wouldn’t be so bad if it were the Carolina Hurricanes or the Phoenix Coyotes in town.
Video above: The 2,400 fans who didn’t go to the Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday night missed the Auston Matthews show.
But this was the Leafs and Sens on opening night of the season … you know, the Battle of Ontario.
The turnout for the topnotch date on the Sens calendar was disappointing and hopefully not a sign of the future.
Perhaps it was the hangover from the quality hockey of the World Cup or the excitement surrounding Canada’s team, the Blue Jays. With luck, nothing bigger than that.
The Senators are very important in this community for a range of vital reasons.
They can’t become the LeBreton Senators soon enough.
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