Buying or Selling Hot NHL Starts to the 2015-16 Season

The Usual Suspects.

If you havent seen the movie, its a spectacular crime drama full of twists and turns. If youve seen the early list of NHL scoring leaders, youll notice the same title doesnt necessarily apply through two weeks of action.

Jamie Benn, last years scoring champion, is near the top again. So is his partner in crime, Tyler Seguin. Other familiar names include John Tavares and Vladimir Tarasenko. But there are plenty of others you may not expect to see leading the points-per-game race.

The following slides focus on some of the hot starts you may not have expected and offer thoughts on whether they will continue.

Well leave out some of the highly touted rookies lighting it up early and assume none of them are quite set to become the first 100-point freshmen since Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby in 2006.

What youll see are names of players you may have thought were past their prime or clicking at a pace well above their career averages. There are those who are in new roles, with new teams or even in a new league.

Click ahead to see whose hot starts were buying and selling for the 2015-16 season.

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