As is the case with every NHL season, there are players, teams and events that take all of the experts and fans alike by surprise. The 2013-14 season has been no different.
Some teams and players are playing over their heads, others are disappointing despite expectations based on their past performances. Some of the unexpected occurrences are inspirational, others are a reminder that time is linear and we are all having our skills eroded by the perpetually moving clock.
This list will provide the biggest surprise (mostly positive with the occasional negative) from each NHL team this season. There are different degrees of surprise, but each team has had something happen this season that no one saw coming.
If there are any disagreements about a particular surprise (and oh my stars, I bet there are some), please leave them in the comments.
All statistics are through Thursday's games via NHL.com, all contract figures via CapGeek.com