Summary: As someone who is not a massive fan of watching Ice Hockey (The pucks too small to see on the T.V) , I purchased NHL 2005 as part of a 3 for 2 offer a couple of years ago. It is quite a unique game as it was made for a season that never took place due to a players strike. Personally I found the game quite frustrating as it is quite difficult to score a goal (due to the size of the goal and keepers), which led to many games being dominated and still losing.
Summary: Out of all the EA series of NHL that I've owned, graphically this is the best. So I don't feel there's a need to discuss that subject. Instead, I need to vent on the difficulty settings in this game. I've been playing the Full Season Game, and if you were to leave the game on easy - it is just way to easy. I can easily get a score in the double digits. But change the difficulty to medium and it seems as if AI has increased 10X from easy.