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NHL Barometer: Risers & Fallers

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 second overall pick in last year’s draft, a winger from the State of Hockey, a sophomore blueliner in the City of Brotherly Love, and both the Canadiens’ captain and future face of the Vancouver franchise sidelined long-term.

First Liners (Risers)

Nolan Patrick, C, PHI – Patrick has experienced the typical learning curve for a 19-year old but has found his stride recently. Philly’s second-line pivot lit the lamp in four straight contests in mid-to-late February, and after getting shut out in consecutive games, Patrick tallied a goal and an assist Saturday to raise his mark to 10 in each category.

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