Ottawa Senators-Toronto Maple Leafs Battle of Ontario rivalry loses momentum

Senators forwards Daniel Alfredsson and Jakob Silfverberg (Errol McGihon, Ottawa Sun)

Senators forwards Daniel Alfredsson and Jakob Silfverberg (Errol McGihon, Ottawa Sun)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:20 PM ET

TORONTO — The Battle of Ontario isn't what it used to be.

While the hatred between fans of the Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs remains the same, the on-ice product isn't nearly as fun with winger Chris Neil and Daniel Alfredsson pretty much the only guys left standing from the heydays.

As the Senators prepare to face the Leafs for the third time this season Wednesday night in a nationally televised game at the Air Canada Centre, Alfredsson, 40, has noticed the rivalry has taken a hit over the years.

"What do you think?" asked Alfredsson when a reporter inquired if the Senators-Leafs rivalry has lost some lustre.


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