The One-Timer: V for Variance
The One-Timer: V for Variance

This article is part of our The One-Timer series.

Welcome to The One-Timer, the repository for major hockey issues and how they relate to fantasy. Sometimes, it'll be one "hot topic," while other editions may cover multiple subjects or rankings.

So far, the main theme in the NHL has been related to surprises and disappointments. Viewers have been wowed by Vegas and impressed with New Jersey. Vancouver has pleasantly shocked everyone and Colorado seems to be falling back to expectation. On the flip side, the Rangers have been horrendous. Ditto for Montreal, but we all knew it would have problems scoring. And don't worry too much about Edmonton, as it's starting to figure it out — the last thing the league needs is to have one of its marquee players stuck on a team that isn't contending.

For this installment, let's look at two of the biggest overachievers and assess the short and long-term fantasy outlooks for some of their players…

Vegas Golden Knights

Everything's coming up Golden in the Silver State. Vegas's outlook heading into the season was more positive compared to previous expansion teams, but no one could've predicted an 8-1-0 start. In a city known for its lights, many are wondering when the Golden Knights' bright beginning will eventually flame out.

For Now

Up front, Vegas has been led by proven performers James Neal (10 points), Reilly Smith (seven), and David Perron (seven). Neal is the top forward selection, with Jonathan Marchessault (three goals, one assist in six games) as the next best option. And after

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