Owned 94 and 95, played them for hours on end. Eventually threw my Sega out (faulty wires) when I got a PS1. Really regret that to this day.
We played the heeeeeeeeeeelllll out of all those hockey games. I owned them all except NHLPA 93, though I did rent it nearly every other week. I didn't own the Gretzky, Lemieux, or Hull games though, they just didn't compare to the "NHL" line.
Favorite of all time has to be Blades of Steel though
sadly I was 2 when that game came out and the first hockey game I owned was NHL 99 when I was 7 for the N64, lol I played that game for so long I would get all upset that the custom names weren't long enough to spell Zetterberg correctly finally in 2004 I got NHL 2003 then in 2007 got my first ever pre-ordered game and have owned everyone since.
on another note, how many points do you think he would have put up if he was 26 in 1994 playing for the wings? the change in the game is crazy, when you watch documentaries on Lemieux almost putting up 200 points only to miss the rest of the season with a disease I have to wonder what would Pav and Z been like back then