50 NHL Players Who Will Improve the Most in 2012-13

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50 NHL Players Who Will Improve the Most in 2012-13
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As we enter September, the scheduled start of the NHL season is just about a month away. If there is no lockout, hockey isn't very far away.

Here is a look at 50 NHL players who should improve the most in 2012-13. "Improvement" is a difficult thing to quantify or measure. Sure, you can look at statistics, but there are other ways to become a better player that are not as easily reflected in goals, assists or points, and playing better defense or adding extra strength or hockey sense will be taken into consideration as part of this article.

Keep in mind that rookies are excluded from  this list. If a player is eligible for the Calder Trophy or has never played in the NHL before, they cannot be considered "improved" since they haven't played enough to measure the improvement.

Let me know if you feel there is someone I missed. Keep in mind the guidelines described above and have fun with this list.

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