I wonder how exploitable the new skating system is going to be. I see the potential for really cheesy and unrealistic gameplay. Definitely pre-ordering though. Hopefully this will be the year where I can play online without horrendous lag. If not, I suppose I'll be playing lots of Be A GM.
Also a bit worried about the goalies becoming even more superhuman. Those saves are supposed to be once in a blue moon. If they're able to 'anticipate' these cross creases with regularity the game is going to be a major source of frustration, especially online.
they also might still have consoles available that don't come with the hard drive that you can get on sale for $150 a fair amount of the time. thats what i did a few summers ago when my 360 was having issues and just put my hard drive on the new console