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Leafs Captain Mats Sundin battles Flyers Captain Keith Primeau in a 2004 playoffs game.
The date when the NHL playoffs arrive in 2013 is very important to Toronto.
There are two scenarios that could play out on that day:
a) The Maple Leafs successfully enter the postseason for the first time since 2004, and the Leafs Nation becomes absolutely crazy at the Air Canada Center and around Southern Ontario. It will almost be like winning the Stanley Cup without having the trophy awarded.
b) The Maple Leafs unfortunately miss the playoffs again for the eighth straight season, and the ownership group may look at other options in their management team. Brian Burke and Dave Nonis could be on the hot seat around that time of the year.
Either way, the 2013 playoff opener is an extremely big day for Toronto, and we will find out what kind of ending there is for the upcoming season.
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