Teams like the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins are preparing for the 2013 postseason. They know when they get through the final three-plus weeks of the regular season, they have a playoff season at hand that could result in great triumph and a celebratory parade in their cities.
General managers Stan Bowman and Ray Shero can feel good about the future as well. While all teams will have moves to make in the offseason, both teams are loaded with talent and have a successful game plan in place.
Most teams cannot match the Blackhawks and Penguins. Some have a lot more long-term questions than answers.
Here's a look at the teams with the most questions going forward.