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The 2008 edition of EA's ice hockey simulation includes many improvements to the Skill Stick feature that was introduced in NHL 07. Another novelty is the Goalie mode where players can manually take control of the goalie through a 3rd-person camera. Players can create and work towards custom players and a rumble feature introduces a new form of communication where the player can call for the puck by tapping the ice with the stick.

In addition to NHL teams, this edition also features international teams and the 29 AHL teams, as well as the new jerseys for the regular NHL season.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 version do not contain a fantasy draft to create a dream team to take through the Stanley Cup in the Dynasty mode, but have the Sweden's Elitserien and Finland's SM-liiga. Commentary in this version is done by Gary Thorne and Bill Clement.


NHL 08 Windows Season calendar
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Replay of a goal.
NHL 08 Windows Overhead camera view
NHL 08 Windows Players arriving into arena.

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NHL 08 Screenshot
NHL 08 Screenshot
NHL 08 Screenshot
NHL 08 Screenshot


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Gaming Age Xbox 360 Oct 04, 2007 A 100 Xbox 360 Sep 17, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Console Monster Xbox 360 Nov 08, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Darkstation PlayStation 3 Sep 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamernode Xbox 360 Sep 24, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamestyle Xbox 360 Oct 09, 2007 8 out of 10 80
AceGamez Xbox 360 2007 8 out of 10 80
Game Watcher PlayStation 2 Nov 06, 2007 6.8 out of 10 68 Windows Sep 21, 2007 59 out of 100 59
Game Revolution Xbox 360 Oct 22, 2007 C 50


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