Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 9/13/12

PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 2: Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 2, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
 As all of my fellow hockey fans know, EA's NHL 13 officially dropped yesterday and, in typical fashion, I rushed out of work to pickup a copy for myself. Keep in mind, I haven't gotten too in depth into the game yet, so my early impression(s) may change once I get some serious game time under my belt.Nonetheless, here's what I think of NHL 13 so far.Postives:  * Realism- For some reason, this version of the game really looks like it accentuates the strengths and weaknesses a particular player has. if a player's game is speed, he's a fast mo fo in the game. If he's more of a sniper than a dangler, his goals are primarily coming on shotsI noticed this in particular with Marian Gaborik. In shootouts, an area I have a hard time scoring on pure shots, if I come in with Gaborik fast and aim for over the blocker, there's a more than decent chance it goes in if timed correctly (and the goalie bites). On past versions, doing this was near impossible for me. In general, more shots seems to b...
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