On January 20, the San Jose Sharks season will finally begin.
Until then, the Sharks will finish up a condensed training camp. There are always questions surrounding this time of year, but never to this degree. The uncertainty that the lockout has created, along with the abnormal 48-game schedule has clouded the preseason picture for every NHL team.
On top of that, the crossroads that the San Jose Sharks appear to be at makes their picture especially hazy. While the following five questions will be asked many times during 2013 training camp, they will not be answered.
Nonetheless, here's a look at the most pressing topics surrounding the Sharks as we approach the start of the NHL season.
All stats courtesy of hockeyreference.com