There are no certainties in sports, but that's what makes them so entertaining. Every year new questions arise, and the only way to find the answer to them is to sit back, grab a cold beverage and see how the season unfolds.
After a heartbreaking Game 7 loss in the Stanley Cup Finals last season, there are perhaps more questions than ever in Vancouver as fans prepare for for the 2011-12 NHL season.
Can the Canucks repeat last year's regular season performance? Will Cory Schneider be traded before the end of the season? Those are just some of the things percolating on the minds of Canucks fans.
Here are six questions being asked about the Canucks heading into the upcoming season.