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May 2, 2002
Lastman bets on another Leaf win
Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman has reached a gentlemen's agreement with the Mayor of
Ottawa, Bob Chiarelli. If the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Ottawa Senators in
their NHL best of seven series, Mayor Chiarelli will wear a Toronto Maple Leafs
jersey to a meeting of Ottawa City Council and he will fly the Toronto Maple
Leafs flag outside Ottawa City Hall. If Ottawa wins the series, Mayor Lastman
will wear a Senators jersey to the next meeting of Toronto City Council and
will fly the Senators flag in Nathan Phillips Square.

"I have sent two Leaf jerseys in two years to Ottawa. I can't wait to send the
third," said Mayor Lastman. "If we keep this up the entire Ottawa City Council
can go out as Toronto Maple Leafs next year for Halloween!"

The Leafs meet the Ottawa Senators beginning today in Toronto, in the Eastern
Conference semifinals. Ottawa beat the Philadelphia Flyers in five games to
advance. The Leafs eliminated the New York Islanders on Tuesday to advance. The
Leafs have eliminated the Senators from the playoffs in the past two
consecutive playoff rounds.

"Canada's hockey capital is pumped to beat Canada's national capital yet again
this year," said Lastman. "The Leafs in five is my prediction!"

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