Found October 23, 2011 on
Early season panic is never a good thing in the NHL. It's usually an unnecessary thing, too, unless you're the Columbus Blue Jackets. So if your favorite player is off to a slow start, just repeat to yourself: 'It's Just October'.
Keep that in mind here as well, as we list 10 NHL goal-scorers that are sans goals early on this season. Some are in a little trouble; others are doing things beyond scoring goals that are helping their teams succeed.
1. David Booth, Vancouver Canucks (6 Games)
First Goal Last Season: Game No. 4, in which he scored two goals against the Lightning.
Why The Drought? Booth was struggling mightily under new Florida Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen, as was his line with Scottie Upshall. Booth had one assist and was a minus-6 before the Panthers traded him to Vancouver on Saturday night. One assumes he'll break the slump quite quickly with a little twin magic on the power play.
2. Erik Cole, Montreal Canadiens (7 Games)
First Goal Las...
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The Canucks made a fairly significant trade over the weekend, acquiring David Booth from Florida. Other teams are said to be getting into the market as injuries pile up all over the NHL. Could the Blackhawks enter the market soon? … Continue reading →
Panthers general manager Dale Tallon wanted to ditch a big, long-term contract commitment and give his team an early jolt.Canucks GM Mike Gillis sought to get younger and quicker while adding another proven scorer to his already explosive offense. So the two men worked out a semi-blockbuster.The Panthers sent left wing David Booth, center Steve Reinprecht and a third-round pick in...
The Vancouver Canucks acquired left wing David Booth, center Steve Reinprecht and a third-round draft pick in 2013 from the Florida Panthers on Saturday for veteran forwards Marco Sturm and Mikael Samuelsson.
Booth had 23 goals and 17 assists last season - the first time he has played all 82 games with the Panthers. He has one assist this season in six games.
The 26-year-old, who...
[A lonely newcomer sits in his hotel room, shaken by how his life has suddenly and drastically changed]David Booth: My whole life is turned upside down! I mean, Florida may not have had the strongest fan base, or the most success in their history, but I played there for 5 years. It was home. And South Beach! I'm going to miss South Beach. And now I am about as far from Miami...
WHEELING AND DEALING
The Canucks and Panthers made a four-player trade. David Booth and Steven Reinprecht go to Vancouver while Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm head to Florida.
Normally I try to avoid being critical of what other organizations do, but I figured I should chime in on Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon's latest trade where he sent 26-year old winger David Booth to Vancouver along with Steven Reinprecht and a third round pick in exchange for Marco Sturm and Mikael Samuelsson. At first glance, this appears to be a steal for Vancouver because...
The Vancouver Canucks acquired left wing David Booth, centre Steve Reinprecht and a third-round draft pick in 2013 from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm on Saturday.
The Vancouver Canucks acquired left wing David Booth, center Steve Reinprecht and a third-round draft pick in 2013 from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm on Saturday.
After Dale Tallon's free-agent spending spree of Summer 2011, the Florida Panthers roster had undergone an extreme makeover. Stephen Weiss and David Booth were two of the only holdovers from previous administrations, but Coach Kevin Dineen didn't believe things would get weird: "I sure hadn't forgotten about them. I don't think anyone in hockey forgot those...
Canucks blogger points out there's a massive history of trades between the Vancouver Canucks and Florida Panthers in the NHL. As shocking as the timing of the David Booth trade was, the fact the deal occured with the Panthers was about as easy to predict as the crowd reaction when Roberto Luongo lets in a goal. This time its David Booth for Marco Sturm and Mikael Samuelsson...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The Vancouver Canucks acquired left wing David Booth, center Steve Reinprecht and a third-round draft pick in 2013 from the Florida Panthers on Saturday for veteran forwards Marco Sturm and Mikael Samuelsson.
Booth had 23 goals and 17 assists last season -- the first time he has played all 82 games with the Panthers. He has one assist this season...
With the big trade made on Saturday by Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis the Canucks have made it clear that the plan will be for Chris Higgins to join David Booth and Ryan Kesler on an all-American second line. Higgins and Booth know each other from their days in Florida and the Canucks are hoping to capitalize on that chemistry.