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12-23-2012, 05:47 PM
Rhodes 81
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Originally Posted by Scott04 View Post
NHL got a lot better with the updates to the game so far. The problem is that some of the glaring problems in the game are still untouched. Hitting and poke checking are still way overpowered. Really ruins the flow of a game when you can obliterate a guy going full speed on a breakaway from behind with a light body check with near perfect effectiveness.
this. i'm, honestly, a direct beneficiary of the poke check considering that's always been how i defend anyway and even i think it's ridiculous. i used to take pride in my poke checking, now it's just too easy. the hitting from behind in open ice that destroys your ability to use the middle of the ice is also annoying.

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