Let's face it, there is no team that endures more questions from the media and their fan base than a franchise that consistently gives strong showings in the regular season but then always seems to flop come the postseason.
Going into the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the San Jose Sharks will once again be facing more pressure than any other team to reach 16 postseason victories.
Considering the Sharks will finish the regular season no worse than second in the Western Conference this season, they will have been the second seed or higher for the third straight season and for the fourth time in the past six seasons.
This team has made qualifying for the playoffs essentially a given, something many teams would love to claim for their franchise.
But yet, consistently making the postseason is not enough for the Sharks anymore.
Failing to win the cup is simply unacceptable considering the talent on the roster and the fact that the rival Anaheim Ducks have already won a Stanley Cup despite being a younger franchise.
The Sharks and their fans want to taste the ultimate glory after 17 seasons of coming up short.
But do they have what it takes to get over the hump in 2010?
With just a little over a month left before the playoffs, every team has questions that will need to be answered.
In the Sharks' case, there are 10 questions in particular that, if answered correctly, will increase the chances they hoist the Cup come June.