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The great queries of the combine

Updated: May 27, 2010, 10:19 AM ET
By Gare Joyce

The 100 top draft-eligible prospects and a legion of executives, scouts and agents started arriving in Toronto over the weekend for the NHL Central Scouting Service's draft combine. CSS will undertake the standard measuring and physical testing of the teenagers on hand, often watching the future millionaires collapse and heave their lunches after aerobic and anaerobic drills. While that may be some people's idea of fun, hockey men usually find the teams' player interviews the most entertaining aspect of the sessions.

For the most part, there are standard questions most teams ask. (An example: "What part of your game do you have to work most on?" ) But at every draft combine there are particular questions that have to be asked of particular prospects -- concerns about front-line prospects that the teenagers must address.

Everyone knows the score. Everyone knows what's coming. So here are the most important questions for the top talents at the draft.

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