We are about two months into the 2011-12 NHL season and new players are emerging as stars to look forward to for the rest of the year.
Some will flourish in the spotlight and continue to be a major player for their respective squads, guiding them to a playoff berth, and others will wither away, not doing much else and faltering behind a fast start.
At this point, the majority on this list are not only on here because of their individual accomplishments, but for what those accomplishments are doing for their respective squads in the standings.
There are teams that you wouldn't even think about two years ago when it came to division leads, conference leads or even playoff spots in general, and the players on this list are a major player in those abysmal team trends coming to a crashing halt at this point of time.
There are 10 players on this list that are dangerous. So in no particular order, here are the 10 most feared players in hockey, and not feared like Milan Lucic running you over type of fear, the type of fear that is put into you because you know they can burn you on the score sheet if you even give them a hint of room on the ice.