I got my copy of NHL13 last night and played it, here are my thoughts:
1. the new skating is just awesome, you can sacrifice speed for agility or the other way around. Very realistic.
2. you have the ability to use 'classic' controls, ie 94' or what they call classic, I had rented 12 last year and gave up on it because of all the buttons you had to press (yes I'm old damn it, I had 94' on my Sega, so get off my lawn) made the game much easier, but I wonder if that won't come back to bite me in the ass when I play someone who has mastered all the new controls.
3. The Brampton Battalion might be the worst team ever, no one, besides me and the goalie is over a 55 rating. Thanks Matt Duchene, dick.
4. I'm on a PS3, my user name is seano77 (Ray Bourque reference) and if I can get enough people maybe we can start a league.