Now that we know the 2012-13 season will be played, it's time for some NHL award predictions. Projecting who will win these awards is far more difficult in a season following a lockout because the atmosphere and intensity of the competition is quite different.
The games in the first few weeks of the season will likely be sloppy as players struggle to get into real hockey shape, which could result in poor defense and a lot of high scoring games.
This is going to be a wild season, which should make for an incredibly exciting trophy race this year. Let's predict who will win each major award in 2012-13.