I can only imagine what the Bruins are going to look like with a higher salary cap and the addition by subtraction of certain players. I can only hope they don't wait til near the end of the season to update players stats like when Thomas had similar stats to backup goalies.
Seriously... may as well have an account set up where every Septmember they take out 80$ because I have bought every NHL game from 1999 and on.
I love the idea of goalie fights and in the video they used Thomas VS Price...lol
Crashing the net I can see causing issues online and people abusing it for sure.. hopefully it's done right... being it's the first game with this feature, it probably won't and people online will abuse adnausum lol
This last season was the first year I didn't buy an NHL game. Looks like I'll have to get NHL 12, though.
Some things I'd like them to fix.
Presentation-Make it like a TV broadcast. I don't understand what's so hard about that. Just do it.
Skating-You've got to make the skating more realistic. As of now it's just meh and players don't feel different from one another.
Arenas-The arenas are blown away by those in the 2k series (RIP).
Those are the major ones. Especially player movement, though. The players move SO much better in FIFA. Make a movement system like that. As it stands now, players are pretty much all the same speed. It never looks like they hustle and you can't skate while you stick handle.
I wish they'd make the after whistle stuff more realistic. Like if your crash the goalie and he covers the AI clears people out. As it is now they stand their and skate to the face-off while 3 of your guys hover over the goalie. Also, you can shoot the puck after the whistle and an AI player will chase you around and cross check you til you get a PP, easy way to cheat against AI.
Like someone said the announcers make them better. Because I'll play a team and my powerplay will be #1 and the announcers will say the other teams powerplay is dangerous when they are like #15.
Better AI on your team maybe its just me but it always seems like whatever team Im playing is better at intercepting passes, poke checking and overall defense then my players.
Stop having tripping being the penalty called 90% of the time.
Make hitting the fighting button more than 2 times, it seems like I press it 2 times then cant anymore and whoever Im trying to fight just starts pushing me until the game resumes.
Better arena music/sounds I added my own teams music when they score, but EA should have each teams individual song play. I dont know if thats asking too much.
Again maybe its just me but I have always wanted more from GM modes in games. Like in NFL 2K5 they used to have after games suzy kolber would interview the star player. They could have something like that in this game with someone from Versus as that person.
Yet again in NFL 2K they had like little ESPN shows after u played ur game talkin bout other games, showing a highlight or 2 of games. Talkin about trades and signings. Im not saying have ESPN do it, but EA can sign a deal with Versus and NHL Network so their people can be in the game. They would also in the off season review the drafts, who retired, who signed where, ETC.....
They did all that in 2004/2005 shouldnt be hard to do that now, I dont think it would be asking alot. Or even when you draft a player have an animation of the announcement. The guys drafting him, he comes up takes a jersey.
The ability to change players positions, I drafted a center who is a tough guy and I play him more on defense. They should let you edit his position but not alter his attributes.
Like the first page says, edit player cards more. Not just say how long he has played but where he has played and injuries.
Be able to use teams from other countries more. Like maybe GM mode for a team in Europe. Where you sign players away from NHL teams if you have the capabilities too.