Extreme Gamer: s we enter the next evolution of the EA Sports NHL series, the main question is always... does the new game have enough new content to make it worth the upgrade? or should we wait for the next digital to roll in after the one. The answer is a yes, NHL 12 is a worthy upgrade.... if you're a die-hard fan. If you're not, if you you fall into the casual market, then your not so old NHL 11 can still get the job done. Still, NHL 12 is a bang out solid representation of hockey, one no fan would be ashamed of owning. EA Sports is good at what they do, and when it comes to hockey, well really, who does it better?