Originally written on Rotowire  |  Last updated 10/22/14

TORONTO - NOVEMBER 3: Phil Kessel #81 of the Toronto Maple Leafs regroups after getting hit by Mattias Ohlund #5 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during a NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on November 3, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada . (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
Biggest surprises early on: Will Phil Kessel keep up this pace or will Toronto make the playoffs? Erik Karlsson raking in the points, 13 in 12 games so far. Have to think 60-65 more likely than a point-per game, although Ottawa. Can't see Giroux falling off in Philly. Kid is outstanding. Great vision, hockey sense and strong on his skates for a smaller player. Most Philly fans I talk with are quite happy about Carter being traded. Any other paces that can continue or will most definitely go bust?
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