Tim Thomas the biggest surprise so far

It's hard to believe Thomas could still surprise anyone. But this season has been something else. Scott Audette/Getty Images

Which players have been the biggest surprises and disappointments of the 2010-11 NHL season so far?

To answer that question, we'll compare each player's actual contributions to their preseason projections we calculated using the VUKOTA system. In order to compare all types of contributions, whether they're defensive, offensive or in the shootout, we'll use GVT, which allows us to compare everyone from stay-at-home defensemen to power forwards.