Had the Sens managed to beat a few teams since the Olympic break, we wouldn't be having this conversation. But lets face it, Ottawa are hanging in there in the standings only because of some equally crappy play by some of the teams behind them. The Rangers especially.
So what does this have to do with the Leafs, who, are still mired in the cellar despite 6 wins in their last 8 games?
Have a look at the Leafs schedule for the final 11 games of the season.
You'll note that the Leafs face the Rangers, Atlanta and Habs two times each. Round it out with games against the Flyers, Boston and Buffalo and it's not hard to imagine the Sens playoff hopes ending up in the hands of Phil Kessel.
Ottawa could of course end this nonsense and just string together a few victories. Until that happens, we have some drama still in the BoO tank.