This article is part of our NHL Barometer series.
This week's article includes the future No. 1 center in Anaheim, a pair of Devils and Islanders, a Red Wings — no, I am not kidding — and a slumping center in the City of Brotherly Love.
This is the final column of the regular season. Thanks to all who read and/or commented during the year.
First Liners (Risers)
Trevor Zegras, C, ANA – If grabbing and stashing players in your league, Zegras is likely already snapped up. Even so, now back from his stint in San Diego of the AHL, where he switched from wing to center, Zegras is worth a look in single-year league. Zegras has three points in four games since he returned from San Diego, giving the New York native and ninth pick in 2019 two goals, 10 points, 42 shots on net and a plus-5 rating in 20 appearances. In addition, he racked up 10 goals and 21 points in 17 games for the Gulls.
David Krejci, C, BOS – Patrice Bergeron and his linemates are the engine that make Boston go, but when Krejci is on his game, the Bruins, as expected, move to another level as a team. Krejci, who added three assists Saturday, has been on a tear since Taylor Hall arrived in Boston, racking up six goals and 14 points in the last 12 games, and this season the 35-year-old is up to eight goals and 37 points through 47 games. That output comes on the heels of