The 2011-12 NHL season has given us a lot of surprises. From teams that haven't been in the playoffs for 10 years making it, to powerhouse teams being on the bubble.
There have also been surprises when it comes to improvement. Players that you thought couldn't cut it have done just that. They have made considerable improvements to their game and this list highlights those players.
There have been some remarkable performances this year. Let's see who made the cut.