Hockey is a sport that benefits from strong skating abilities. Some players go as far to take lessons from figure skaters and many retired hockey players have participated in a popular Canadian reality show called Battle of the Blades that partners retired hockey stars with figure skaters competing in figure skating competitions. So it is little wonder that EA Sports chose to make skating one of the major improvements in NHL 13.
With the big changes announced for NHL 13, EA Sports released a brand new trailer called Every Stride Matters. The video shows off the highly realistic physics based skating animations and brand new AI engine featured in NHL 13. Check out the new trailer below.