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NHL Barometer: Franzen is Motorin'

Jan Levine

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.

This week's article includes the Mule rolling, you gotta Look Sharp in Chicago, another new No. 1 in L.A. with Quick out and the King playing like a pawn on Broadway.

First Liners (Risers)

Johan Franzen, C, DET -
Franzen assisted on both goals for Detroit in their 3-2 shootout loss to Florida on Tuesday. Franzen has been on an absolute tear over the last month, scoring at least a point in 11 of his last 14 games. He has seven goals and 10 assists in that span and is a must-start at this point, especially given all the injuries in Hockeytown.

Mike Richards, C, LA -
Richards grabbed a pair of assists and went plus-3 in LA's 6-0 rout of the Canadiens on Tuesday. He's been very productive for fantasy owners ...

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