This article is part of our NHL Barometer series.This week's article includes Phil the Thrill, a pair of young D-men rounding into form, a hot backup in Colorado, Hedman sidelined and the end of the road for Double J,
First Liners (Risers)
Mikael Granlund, C, MIN – When you think about the Wild, Granlund is not the first name that comes to mind. But savvy fantasy players knew about him before his breakout last season when he tallied 69 points. Granlund isn't scoring at that pace this season, but he has picked it up lately. Granlund extended his point streak to four games and six points Sunday, and has 14 points — including six goals — in his last 10 contests.
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