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

This article is part of our NHL Barometer series.

This week's article includes Wild Bill, the eldest Tkachuk brother, Ovechkin, a Nurse healing fantasy rosters and a struggling big-name winger in Calgary.

First Liners (Risers)

William Karlsson, C, LV – Karlsson came out of nowhere to score 43 goals and 35 assists last season in Las Vegas' inaugural campaign. After signing a one-year, $5.25 million dead this offseason, Karlsson was set up for a big payday with another strong season. The Golden Knights' top center got off to a slow start but has more than picked it up with four goals in the last four games and eight in the last 11 to give him 13 goals and 26 points through 35 games.

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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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