A new NHL season brings new expectations, which naturally leads to new questions that are still lacking answers.
The 2013-14 season is set to debut Oct. 1 in Montreal, followed by a Stanley Cup championship banner-raising ceremony in Chicago. Here are 13 pressing questions that will be answered at some point during the next nine months:
"We would like to see if they can develop some chemistry as a group," coach Paul MacLean told TSN. "If Ryan and Spezza and Milan Michalek can come together and have some good chemistry and be a good line, we feel that's going to give us a significant threat for teams to have to defend against."