The NHL is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get.
In 2010-2011 that was the case, as plenty of players and teams left the hockey world with a funny taste in its mouth by season's end, whether it be a pleasant or unpleasant flavor gracing the palette.
Regardless, the start of a new season is a chance to turn the page and either right your wrongs, stay the course or continue the regression or progression that caught the league's eye to begin with.
For players like Sidney Crosby and Jonas Hiller, the biggest question mark is whether or not they will be able to bounce back from injury and maintain a high level of play.
Meanwhile, Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexander Ovechkin have some questions to answer about their healthy on ice performances.
Also gracing this list are some teams and players that have high expectations heading into next season but are still a bit unknown in terms of whether or not they can deliver.
Here are the 25 biggest question marks heading into next season and how I see things playing out.