|league||National Hockey League|
|Period||January 19, 2013 to June 24, 2013|
|Games / team||48|
|Event||NHL Entry Draft 2012|
|Top pick||Nail Yakupov|
|Elected by||Edmonton Oilers|
|Presidents' Trophy||Chicago Blackhawks|
|MVP||Alexander Ovetschkin (Washington)|
|Top scorer||Martin St. Louis (Tampa)|
|Stanley Cup winner||Chicago Blackhawks|
|Playoff MVP||Patrick Kane (Chicago)|
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The 2012/13 NHL season was the 96th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). The start of the regular season was through negotiations between team owners and the players union National Hockey League Players' Association for a new collective agreement and the resulting lockout ( lockout moved) the player by three months. The start of the season was originally scheduled for October 11, 2012. The lockout canceled all 625 games until January 14, 2013. In addition, both this year's Winter Classic and the All-Star Game were canceled.
The start of a shortened season with 48 instead of 82 games took place on January 19, 2013. The Chicago Blackhawks won the Presidents' Trophy as the best team of the regular season . The playoffs began on April 30, 2013 and ended on June 24, 2013 with the fifth Stanley Cup win by the Chicago Blackhawks, who beat the Boston Bruins in the NHL final .
Rearrangement of the divisions
After the Atlanta Thrashers moved from Atlanta in the US state of Georgia to Winnipeg, Canada and the resulting renaming of the team in Winnipeg Jets , the National Hockey League presented a plan on December 5, 2011, with the approval of the NHL Board of Governors, according to which the existing divisions are to be dissolved and four new conferences to be created. The newly created Western Conference would thus contain two conferences with eight teams each and the new Eastern Conference two conferences with seven teams each.
According to the plan, the four best teams from each conference would have qualified for the play-offs . In addition, each team would have played a home and away game against each team from the other conference during the main round; as well as five or six games against teams from your own conference. The unnamed conferences would have looked like this after the decision:
On January 6, 2012, the plan was rejected by the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), maintaining the existing format for the 2012/13 season.
Compared to the previous season, the salary cap was increased by around six million from 64.3 million US dollars to 70.2 million US dollars. The floor has been increased from $ 48 million to $ 54.2 million.
The renegotiated collective bargaining agreement lowered the cap to $ 64.3 million. The teams are allowed to spend up to $ 70.2 million, the limit originally set. The lower limit was set at $ 44 million.
The collective bargaining agreement between teams and players negotiated in autumn 2005, the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement , expired on September 15, 2012. The first offering by the NHL franchises and their owners to the NHLPA was presented on July 14, 2012. Among other things, the offer provided for a lower share of the league winnings for players from 57% to 46%. In addition, the duration until a player reaches the status of an unrestricted free agent is to be increased to ten years of league membership. In addition, the duration of entry-level contracts for rookies is to be increased from three to five years. The maximum duration for all player contracts is also to be limited to a maximum of five years. Since no agreement was reached between the players and team owners by the time the contract expired , the owners locked the players out at midnight on September 15, 2012. As a result, all teams' pre-season games were canceled. On October 4, 2012, the league announced the cancellation of the first 82 games of the season. After a wave of further cancellations of regular games, both the NHL Winter Classic and the All-Star Game were canceled in November 2012 .
On November 26, 2012, both parties agreed to include arbitrators from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) in the negotiations. The FMCS is an Independent Authority of the United States and was involved, unsuccessfully, during the 2004/05 lockout .
On the morning of January 6, 2013, both parties finally agreed on a new, provisionally valid collective agreement. At the 16-hour negotiations on January 5th and 6th, arbitrator Scot Beckenbaugh of the FMCS acted as mediator. The new contract has a term of ten years, with both the NHL and the NHLPA having the right to withdraw from the contract after eight years. The other main key points of the new contract also include:
- The revenue from the league winnings (hockey-related revenue; HRR) for the players falls from 57% to 50%.
- The salary cap for the 2013-14 NHL season is $ 64.3 million. The union thus prevailed over the league, which demanded a salary cap of 60 million UD dollars.
- After this season and the 2013/14 season, each team may buy two players out of their contracts without the player's salary being counted towards the salary cap.
- The maximum contract term for players without a club ( free agents ) is limited to seven years; new contracts for players who are already part of the team may have a maximum term of eight years.
- A player's salary may not change more than 35% from year to year. In addition, the salary in the last year of the contract must not differ by more than 50% compared to the year in which the player received the highest salary.
- All 14 teams that miss the play-offs are now taking part in the draft lottery ; or their right to vote holder. The weighting remains the same, but the rule that a team can only advance a maximum of four positions is no longer applicable. This gives all teams participating in the lottery a theoretical chance of first voting.
As part of the lockout, all regular season games planned until January 14, 2013 were canceled. This corresponds to 625 games, or 50.8% of the playing time.
The 2012 NHL Entry Draft took place on June 22nd and 23rd, 2012 in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania . With the first overall draft pick , the Edmonton Oilers selected the Russian winger Nail Jakupow . Ryan Murray and Alex Galchenyuk were selected in second and third place . A total of 211 players from twelve nations were drafted from the NHL franchises in seven rounds.
Top 5 picks
|#||player||nationality||Item||NHL team||College / junior / professional team|
|1.||Nail Yakupov||Russia||RW||Edmonton Oilers||Sarnia Sting ( OHL )|
|2.||Ryan Murray||Canada||D.||Columbus Blue Jackets||Everett Silvertips ( WHL )|
|3.||Alex Galchenyuk||United States||C.||Canadiens de Montréal||Sarnia Sting (OHL)|
|4th||Griffin Reinhart||Canada||D.||New York Islanders||Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)|
|5.||Morgan Rielly||Canada||D.||Toronto Maple Leafs||Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)|
Opening in Europe
After the season opening with official games in Europe had taken place annually since 2007, the games for the 2012/13 season opening were canceled in March 2012 due to the uncertain outcome of the collective bargaining between the league and the players' union. Originally, instead, two games of the Continental Hockey League (KHL) should be played on North American soil for the first time on January 19 and 20, 2013 . The games between HK Dynamo Moscow and SKA Saint Petersburg were to take place at the Barclays Center in New York City . Due to the ongoing lockout, these games were canceled by the KHL at the end of October 2012 and instead played in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The NHL Winter Classic 2013 , which was to be played on January 1, 2013 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs , was canceled on November 2, 2012 due to the ongoing lockout.
The 2013 NHL All-Star Game was supposed to take place on January 27th in Columbus , Ohio , and was canceled on November 23rd due to the ongoing lockout. The city of Columbus has been promised a future All-Star Weekend instead, so the Blue Jackets hosted the All-Star Game 2015 .
Abbreviations: GP = games, W = wins, L = defeats, OTL = defeat after overtime or shootout , GF = goals scored, GA = goals conceded, Pts = points
Explanations: The position within the conference is in brackets; = Playoff qualification, = Division winner, = Conference winner, = Presidents' Trophy winner
|Pittsburgh Penguins (1)||48||36||12||0||165||119||72|
|New York Rangers (6)||48||26th||18th||4th||130||112||56|
|New York Islanders (8)||48||24||17th||7th||139||139||55|
|Philadelphia Flyers (10)||48||23||22nd||3||133||141||49|
|New Jersey Devils (11)||48||19th||19th||10||112||129||48|
|Canadiens de Montréal (2)||48||29||14th||5||149||126||63|
|Boston Bruins (4)||48||28||14th||6th||131||109||62|
|Toronto Maple Leafs (5)||48||26th||17th||5||145||133||57|
|Ottawa Senators (7)||48||25th||17th||6th||116||104||56|
|Buffalo Sabers (12)||48||21st||21st||6th||125||143||48|
|Washington Capitals (3)||48||27||18th||3||149||130||57|
|Winnipeg Jets (9)||48||24||21st||3||128||144||51|
|Carolina Hurricanes (13)||48||19th||25th||4th||128||160||42|
|Tampa Bay Lightning (14)||48||18th||26th||4th||148||150||40|
|Florida Panthers (15)||48||15th||27||6th||112||171||36|
|Chicago Blackhawks (1)||48||36||7th||5||155||102||77|
|St. Louis Blues (4)||48||29||17th||2||129||115||60|
|Detroit Red Wings (7)||48||24||16||8th||124||115||56|
|Columbus Blue Jackets (9)||48||24||17th||7th||120||119||55|
|Nashville Predators (14)||48||16||23||9||111||139||41|
|Vancouver Canucks (3)||48||26th||15th||7th||127||121||59|
|Minnesota Wild (8)||48||26th||19th||3||122||127||55|
|Edmonton Oilers (12)||48||19th||22nd||7th||125||134||45|
|Calgary Flames (13)||48||19th||25th||4th||128||160||42|
|Colorado Avalanche (15)||48||16||25th||7th||116||152||39|
|Anaheim Ducks (2)||48||30th||12||6th||140||118||66|
|Los Angeles Kings (5)||48||27||16||5||133||118||59|
|San Jose Sharks (6)||48||25th||16||7th||124||116||57|
|Phoenix Coyotes (10)||48||21st||18th||9||125||131||51|
|Dallas Stars (11)||48||22nd||22nd||4th||130||142||48|
With 60 points, Martin St. Louis led the NHL scorer list. He also achieved the season high of 43 assists . The top scorer was Alexander Ovechkin with 32 goals. In the plus / minus rating, Pascal Dupuis led with a score of +31. The most power play goals were scored by Alexander Ovechkin, who scored 16 times in the majority. With 220 shots he was also the player who shot on goal most often. Outnumbered, Ilya Kovalchuk was most successful with four goals. With 155 penalty minutes, Colton Orr had the most of the season. PK Subban and Kris Letang were the most successful defenders with 38 points each.
|Martin St. Louis||Tampa Bay||48||17th||43||60||± 0||14th|
|Steven Stamkos||Tampa Bay||48||29||28||57||−4||32|
Abbreviations: GP = games, TOI = ice age (in minutes), W = wins, L = defeats, OTL = overtime / shootout defeats , GA = goals conceded, SO = shutouts , Sv% = shots saved (in%), GAA = Conceded goal; Bold: Season best
|Craig Anderson||Ottawa||24||1420: 36||12||9||2||40||3||.941||1.69|
|Sergei Bobrovsky||Columbus||38||2218: 57||21st||11||6th||74||4th||.932||2.00|
|Tuukka Rask||Boston||36||1832: 50||19th||10||5||70||5||.929||2.00|
|Cory Schneider||Vancouver||30th||1733: 19||17th||9||4th||61||5||.927||2.11|
|Henrik Lundqvist||NY Rangers||43||2575: 22||24||16||3||88||2||.926||2.05|
|Corey Crawford||Chicago||30th||1760: 31||19th||5||5||57||2||.926||1.94|
Best rookie scorer
Nail Jakupow and Jonathan Huberdeau led the rookies as the best scorers with 31 points each . Jakupow was also the top scorer with 17 goals. The most assists were recorded by Justin Schultz , who provided 19 assists and was also the most successful defender with 27 points. In the plus / minus rating, Brandon Saad led with a score of +17. In the power play , Nail Jakupow was also at the forefront of the new professionals with six goals, while only five rookies each scored a hit in the shortlist. Among these players was Jakob Silfverberg , who also scored the most frequently on goal with 134 shots. 21% of Yakupov's shots found their way into the goal. With 113 penalty minutes, Rich Clune was the bad guy among rookies this season. Jonas Brodin was on the ice the longest with an average of 23 minutes and 12 seconds per game.
|Cory Conacher||Tampa Bay / Ottawa||47||11||18th||29||+3||20th|
Stanley Cup playoffs
|Conference quarterfinals||Conference semifinals||Conference finals||Stanley Cup Final|
|1||Pittsburgh Penguins||4th||1||Pittsburgh Penguins||4th|
|8th||New York Islanders||2||7th||Ottawa Senators||1|
|2||Canadiens de Montréal||1||Eastern Conference|
|6th||New York Rangers||4th|
|4th||Boston Bruins||4th||4th||Boston Bruins||4th|
|5||Toronto Maple Leafs||3||6th||New York Rangers||1|
|(The teams are reset after the first round.)|
|1||Chicago Blackhawks||4th||1||Chicago Blackhawks||4th|
|8th||Minnesota Wild||1||7th||Detroit Red Wings||3|
|7th||Detroit Red Wings||4th|
|5||Los Angeles Kings||1|
|6th||San Jose Sharks||4th||Western Conference|
|4th||St. Louis Blues||2||5||Los Angeles Kings||4th|
|5||Los Angeles Kings||4th||6th||San Jose Sharks||3|
NHL Awards and trophies awarded
|First all-star team|
|Attack:||Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Alexander Ovetschkin|
|Defense:||Ryan Suter - PK Subban|
|Second all-star team|
|Attack:||Alexander Ovechkin - Jonathan Toews - Martin St. Louis|
|Defense:||François Beauchemin - Kris Letang|
All rookie team
|All rookie team|
|Attack:||Brendan Gallagher - Jonathan Huberdeau - Brandon Saad|
|Defense:||Jonas Brodin - Justin Schultz|
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