NHL.com continues its preview of the 2014-15 season, which begins Wednesday, Oct. 8.
The one question 30 NHL teams have been asking themselves since before training camps opened is the same: Can we win the Stanley Cup?
Some teams can answer that question affirmatively; others are more hopeful than sure; and a few are focused on building toward winning the Cup in a future season.
There are some other pressing questions facing teams. Here are a few of them as we look toward the start of the season: