NHL Barometer: Risers & Fallers
NHL Barometer: Risers & Fallers

This article is part of our NHL Barometer series.

This week's article includes Chicago's hot captain, a rookie Duck winger, a sophomore D-man in Canada's capital, a big absence in the Sunshine State and goaltending woes again in St. Louis.

First Liners (Risers)

Jonathan Toews, C, CHI – In my home draft keeper league, Toews slid all the way down to the 25th round. Granted, it's an eight-team league with seven keepers, but that drop looks even more outrageous following Toews' hot start. Toews entered the year coming off a 52-point season, which was the fourth consecutive time his output had declined or remained static, and it was the lowest total of his career (lockout-shortened campaign notwithstanding). Two games in and Toews already has five goals.

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Jan Levine
Levine covers baseball, basketball and hockey for RotoWire. In addition to his column writing, he's the master of the MLB and NHL cheatsheets. In his spare time, he roots for the Mets.
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