Summary: This game isn't much different from the 2K6 game, except for different menu appearances and the players are different. Like the 2K6 game, this game rocks in many ways. Cool graphics, good commentary, and cool sound effects. The only complaints I have are that the players' pictures are way too small, and the numbers on the scoreboard can be very hard to read, because they're so small. The best way to view the scores is to pause the game and look there.
Summary: This is one of those games where you can't wait to play it and once you have it you can't stop playing. The gameplay is great and the graphics are great as well. If you are a hockey fan or just liked watching the Stanley Cup Championship you'll find this game fun and addicting. It also has a party mode where you and up to 3 other players can go to battle in 15 mini games that can be bizzare but are fun nonetheless.
Summary: Another year, and another duel between EA and 2K, and once again, 2K comes out on top. NHL 2K7 is still the best hockey game around, and with a year of the post-lockout NHL under it's belt, NHL 2K7 offers a nice amount of tweaks and changes that set it apart from last year's game on the PS2, albeit not by much. While it can't hold a candle to it's next-gen console bretheren in terms of visuals and gameplay enhancements, there's still a lot to admire here.
Summary: The title is the truth. I'm not biased towards one company; I own both NHL 07 and NHL 2K7 for the Playstation 2. NHL 2K7 delivers for me on the gameplay, plain and simple. The puck physics are excellent. Tip-ins, deflections, and more orginal ways to score. NHL 07 has the problem of NHL '93, where there's always one cheap move or way to score goals. This annoys me, as playing against friends always turns into a cheapfest.
Summary: I was a huge fan of nhl 2k5 but did not play nhl 2k6, so I was not sure what to expect this year... One thing I can safely say is, franchise mode is amazing yet again... Practices, chemistry, line changes, trades, scouting, drafts etc. The franchise mode is the best bar none. My main complaint with this game is that the ingame graphics are pretty weak and the controls do not feel tight or crisp at all.