The intensity and pressure that will be felt by all the players during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 NHL season could result in plenty of offensive excitement for fans.
During the most recent year that was shortened by a lockout (1994-95), there were 24 players who scored a point per game or better over the 48-game schedule (among all players who played at least 40 games). Only six players scored a point per game last season.
According to Elliotte Friedman of CBC Sports, the 2012-13 season will also be 48 games in length.
NHL sends memo to clubs indicating no camps before Saturday (and may not open until Monday), 48-game season to begin Jan. 19—Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 7, 2013
Let's look at a projection of the top 10 scorers for the upcoming season.