Top storylines to watch in 2010-11

Updated: October 7, 2010, 11:38 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Here are 10 storylines that we think will have a major bearing on the coming NHL season:

1. Pick a Finn, any Finn After deciding Evgeni Nabokov wasn't the guy to get them over the hump, the San Jose Sharks went with not one, but two Finnish netminders in the hopes of solving their Stanley Cup puzzle. Remember, the Sharks were the original home of Finnish goaltenders Miikka Kiprusoff and Vesa Toskala, who both went on to varying degrees of success elsewhere. Now, it's Antero Niittymaki ...

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