Ferguson not ready to panic

Poor judgment and several errors by the Leafs has resulted in a two-game losing streak.

Updated: October 31, 2003, 12:31 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Nothing like a two-game losing streak to get Toronto fans and media in a tizzy.

The Maple Leafs lost 5-3 at Buffalo on Thursday night to fall to 4-3-2-1 on the season and are tied with Ottawa for seventh in the Eastern Conference with 11 points, although the Senators have played two fewer games. Combined with a blown 2-0 third-period lead in Toronto's 3-2 overtime loss to Atlanta on Monday night, the citizens are almost ready to storm the Air Canada Centre.

They want changes now and they want rookie general manager John Ferguson Jr. to fleece the Washington Capitals out of defenseman Sergei Gonchar, albeit without giving up any of the few decent defensemen Toronto has in its lineup.