We are all thrilled that the NHL is back, some more than others. Teams were finally able to unveil the labors of their offseason, rolling out some fresh new faces, and some that found work in new places. The two to three-game results so far have left more questions than answers to date.
Will Daniel Winnik really lead the league in goal scoring? Can Thomas Vanek hold off Patrick Marleau for the scoring title? Will the Philadelphia Flyers go 0-48? The answer to each of these questions is probably no, but there are some more legitimate queries that are left to be determined.
The abbreviated schedule has turned the 2013 season into an extended roll of the dice. While you expect the talent to rise to the top, how long will it take that talent to rise with such a short preparation time? It's certainly not time to panic if your team is winless after three games, but theoretically, the season is 1/16th over.
Here are some of the more pressing questions facing each team early into the season. Enjoy now!