Captains and cap space are a recurring motif in many NHL team offices this offseason. Some teams need filling in the former, others need freeing in the latter.
Then there are the perennial summer staples of free agency and everything that comes with it, such as a multitude of those going to arbitration and any resulting degree of uncertainty.
With the NHL on the cusp of releasing its 2013-14 game schedule, the approach of the coming season is raising its decibels. In turn, the adhesive question marks on each team’s offseason priorities are picking up a bolder font.
Here is one question for each of the 30 member clubs as the time to prepare for training camp starts to elapse more emphatically.
Unless otherwise indicated, all player statistics, salary and team payroll information for this report were found via capgeek.com