NHL.com continues its preview of the 2014-15 season, which begins Wednesday, Oct. 8.
With the start of the season a week away, NHL teams are working feverishly to figure out how to patch holes and put the right faces in the right places.
It's not easy. Even the best teams have questions that have to be answered, hopefully before the season opens.
Here's a look at a key question facing each team in the Western Conference: