NHL Barometer: A New Goaltender in Tampa
NHL Barometer: A New Goaltender in Tampa

This article is part of our NHL Barometer series.

This week's article includes Vinny on a roll, Dubi's rising star on Broadway, a devastating injury to Edmonton's best d-man and Tampa Bay's top offseason acquisition struggling.

First Liners (Risers)

Vincent Lecavalier, C, TB – After struggling at the start of the year and then being sidelined with an injury, Lecavalier has found his prior form. Vinny extended his scoring streak to four games with an assist Thursday and has seven points in the eight games he played since coming off the injured list. The window to acquire him from a frustrated owner is just about closed, but maybe you can find one who spent a little too much time partying on New Year's Eve and ride Lecavalier's likely strong second half to a league title.

Olli Jokinen, C, CGY – Jokinen is one name I didn't think would be part of the 'Risers' list this season; but his recent performance warrants mention. Jokinen has six goals in his past 10 games, including thr

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