Summary: The video game that changed the game of hockey is changing again. The new pinning system is sweet because it allows you to forecheck effectively without throwing the game’s offense/defense balance out of whack.
Conclusion: Overall, if you're looking to acquire a hockey game, NHL 10 is your best bet. It provides all the enjoyment from stepping into the skates of an NHL player on the rise to stardom, as well as the thrill of taking a team into your hands directly, and seeing that they get to the Stanley Cup.
Excerpt: The end of summer in Canada should be simply known as Hockey season as that is where most of our attention is focused. Training camps have begun to open all over North America with great expectation and fanfare, although the fandom is somewhat subdued in the non-hockey markets.
Summary: Each year when I get my review copy of EA's NHL game in the mail, I start by heading over to the GN site to read the prior year’s review. When I did that this year, I realized that this is my 5th year reviewing hockey titles for the site.
Excerpt: It used to be the case that whilst generally half-decent games, EA Sports titles were generally considered to be cash-cows that received only the bare minimum in the way of upgrades in order to be called a new product. Since a certain Peter Moore took charge, that seems to have changed somewhat.