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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