Summary: The new momentum element seems to be controversial among fans of the series but personally I appreciate it as it adds realistic game play. The faster a skater is moving the more difficult it is to turn a sharper angle. Deking with the puck also slows the player down slightly as it should.
Summary: It's a fun game, but there are issues - most notably with the hits. First off, it's crazy hard to lay a good hit on someone, and then when you do, there's a better-than-50% chance he'll fall the wrong way. Just weird physics.