The 2011-12 NHL regular season is now in full swing.
Sure, it's early, but there have already been a number of highlight-reel plays, suspensions, you name it. There's a ton of talent in this league, and it's on full display right now.
Each new campaign arrives with a new set of expectations for the players and teams. Some of them don't pan out, while unexpected players and teams emerge and excel.
Here are some of the biggest surprises of this new hockey season.