Toronto lost again dropping their record to 0-5-1. The only team left in the league without a win. But Burke says it's no time to panic!
Now, normally, I wouldn't be paniced either if I was a Toronto fan...but having watched almost all of Toronto's games this year, they look AWFUL and they're losing by HUGE margins. I think ti's time to panic. 6-4, 5-2, 7-2, 4-1...these are HUGE losses. They're on their third goaltender of the season already! I don't know how you fix it, but with your 1st and 2nd round picks gone and Kessel still at least 3 weeks away, you need to do something. You can't just let October be a wash and start over in November.
Bruins Home Stand (2-3-0): Quite a roller coaster start of the season for the Bruins who are playing on the road for the first time, Thursday. The terrible home game losing 4-1, followed up by a 7-2 domination of the Hurricanes, Ducks destroying us 6-1, dramatic come back against the Islands in the third period to steal 2 points. Can't say I'm a fan, but it is definitely not a concern. Of course, finishing above .500 would have been nice, but it's still early and we're still putting together some team chemistry.
We got our first look at Rask early, which was a bit unexpected. Thomas had one bad game and Rask was thrown in. I think Rask looked okay, but he'll have to improve that glove side. He was beat there to often.
I'm thinking the Bruins are looking forward to getting off home ice to avoid the end of period boos after the first and second periods. May give them some time to build up some chemistry being on the road together. Lets hope that playing Dallas tomorrow will put a little spark back in their game. Lets see a repeat of last years game!
Ultimately, not a terrible home-stand, but not as good as expected. Again, the short road trip will help I think and their next game at home will be much better.
Last Game: Toronto 1 - Avalanche 4
Toronto's League Rank: 30th (0-5-1)
Bruins 2010 1st Round Pick: 1st