The Calgary Flames haven't made the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2009, and they dropped all the way to No. 13 in the Western Conference standings last season, 13 points shy of a spot in the postseason.
They're also making a commitment to youth. Gone is longtime captain Jarome Iginla. Goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff is unlikely to return, leaning toward retirement. Those are the stars of the run to Game 7 of the 2004 Final.
Calgary is loading up on youth, with three first-round selections in the 2013 NHL Draft leading the charge.
Here are six questions facing the Flames this season: