Every NHL team has a sizable amount of talent on the ice and on the bench. With the 2011-12 season underway for just under a month, a few trends have made themselves evident.
The Pens and Caps are predictably the picks of the litter in the East, the Oilers and the Avalanche are surprising in the West, and the most recent Stanley Cup Champion is tied for the second worst record in the NHL.
Most teams have a few players that will bring it every night. Who is the best of the best thus far? By using the "point share" statistic we can read into some preliminary front-runners.
Excluding goalies, the following slideshow features each team's MVP, ordered by the "least" Most Valuable Player first.