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 Last ...