NHL Predictions: Projecting Each Team's 2012-2013 Opening Night Lineup

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NHL Predictions: Projecting Each Team's 2012-2013 Opening Night Lineup
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One of the most exciting times for a hockey fan is the offseason. Players move, teams change and the NHL generally has a new look at the back end of it all. 

We have a long season ahead of us before the next offseason. A lot of things will happen between now and then, and at the end of it all we will have crowned a new Stanley Cup champion. After that, we'll have the same draft, the same free agency and the same trade window. It's always riveting.

The 2012 free agency crop is a relatively thin one, but still includes names like Alexander Semin, Zach Parise, Shea Weber and Pekka Rinne. The summer will be exciting and, as mentioned, the NHL will come out with a new look.

It is impossible to predict what the NHL will look like this year, and it is even more madness to even begin to imagine the teams a year from now. Nevertheless, this is a wild guess.

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