Following from my recent Eastern Conference run-down (HERE), yet more smouldering queries, this time (shockingly) covering the Western Conference:
Which writer will first produce an article featuring the Ducks and Bob Murray without using the phrase "retooling on the fly"?
Will controversy ensue if/when Darryl Sutter's wife beats out Curtis McElhinney for the backup goalie position?
If the Hawks reach the Stanley Cup Final, are they allowed to trade Marian Hossa to their opponents before it starts?
How many months will pass until Greg Sherman and Joe Sacco can get into Pepsi Center without having to convince the security staff that they really do work there?
Columbus Blue Jackets
Is it some strange Canadian thing that makes all announcers say Monsieur Vermette's first name as "Ann-twon" rather than "Onn-twan"?
How long until Sean Avery isn't the sole reason for every game the team loses?
Detroit Red Wings
Has Ken Holland already scouted the foetuses that will be the future team-mates of Zetterberg and Franzén when they hit the final year of their new deals?
Will the Renney/Quinn good cop/bad cop routine eventually lead their players to break down and confess that none of them want to play in Edmonton either?
Los Angeles Kings
Can Quick and Brown lead the Kings out of their dire era?
Will Don Cherry realise before either retires than Owen Nolan isn't called "Olin Nolan"?
Is Alexander Radulov determined to stay in Ufa until he becomes an UFA?
San Jose Sharks
Can Jim Balsillie fill the chasm felt by so many Canadian fans by bringing a third non-playoff team to Ontario?
San Jose Sharks
Did Doug Wilson put an appropriate degree of fear into his players by suggesting that Dany Heatley would "give the whole team a lift"?
St. Louis Blues
With a T.J., a B.J. and a D.J. on the depth chart, is a trade for Umberger in the works, or will the Blues entice Axelsson or Stock back to the NHL?
Will an irreparable hole be torn in the space-time continuum if the Sedins ever have career scoring totals more than two points apart at any time?