Can the top line rebound? After Corey Perry won the Hart and Rocket Richard Trophies in 2010-11 with 50 goals and 98 points, the trio stalled last year, dropping from 245 to 174 combined points. Bobby Ryanís name has been seen in trade rumors and Ryan Getzlaf and Perry are both in the final year of their deals, so the combo may not be together for long.

Can Tuukka Rask thrive without the safety net of Tim Thomasí presence? The 25-year-old excelled 2009-10, compiling a 22-12-5 record and 1.97 GAA in 45 games, but now itís just him and understudy Anton Khudobin, who has seven games of NHL experience, holding the fort.