Every season in every sport, surprising things happen all the time. It’s the elemental reason we follow sports at all; we want to see what happens.
What, in your opinion, is the biggest surprise from the Tampa Bay Lightning so far this season? I don’t think most people, even those who are extreme optimists, would have predicted the team’s record would be as good as it is right now. Or that rookie defenseman Mikhail Sergachev would adapt so well, so quickly to to the NHL. If you did, you’re reading this from a castle on your private island you paid for with Vegas winnings.
Vote on your choice from those offered in this week’s poll. Feel free to “write in” something not listed in the comments.
Also, please note that while me not using this column to make hacky Thanksgiving jokes qualifies as surprising, it’s not an eligible option.
(NOTE: All stats as of Wednesday, November 22 prior to the Chicago game)
What’s the biggest surprise so far this season?
This poll is closed
Steven Stamkos leading the league in Points
Steven Stamkos leading the league in Assists
Ryan Callahan only missing one game
Lightning leading the league with a 3.95 Goals For Per Game
Lightning leading the league with a 28.0 PP%
A road record of 8-0-1
Overall play of Andrei Vasilevskiy
Overall play of Mikhail Sergachev