Who is going to score first, Warren Foegele or Brock McGinn?
Warren Foegele and Brock McGinn are both still looking for their first goal of the season. Both have come close to getting it. Both have pinged shots off the goal posts. Both have three assists. Both have played top minutes with guys like Sebastian Aho and Jordan Staal. So what is the hold up? They are the only forwards who have played all 12 games that have yet to score.
Right now its Foegele who is getting the time on the top lines with Aho and Andrei Svechnikov. The line is working, Svechnikov has score the last three goals for the Carolina Hurricanes, including an epic goal for the ages. But more on that later. For now, It seems like you can put anyone with Svechnikov and Aho and those two will figure out a way to score. Foegele is more of a third wheel there.
McGinn also felt like a third wheel with Staal and Svechnikov and later Nino Niederreiter. While granted, Nino also struggled to get one past the goalie as well, he was eventually granted one once Teuvo Teravainen joined the line.
Its not really either of their faults for the most part, they are contributing as best they can, and sometimes, having the flash and speed of Svechnikov can sometimes make you want to take a step back and let him do his thing with style.
But even on the fourth line with Lucas Wallmark, who owns the opening goal of the 2019-2020 Carolina Hurricanes season, they have yet to fully stretch their legs and get anything going. Perhaps November will be a different story. Perhaps tonight one or two of them will finally net their first tally of the season. The question isn’t really “if” but “when”.
So who do you think will be the first of the two to lead a train of first bumps as the horn sounds.