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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.

Screenshots

NHL 08 Windows Player information screen
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Main menu for the Dynasty mode.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 View your team's schedule for the season.
NHL 08 Windows Andy McDonald gets a penalty.

Promo Images

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

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Yahoo! Games Xbox 360 Sep 12, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameZone Xbox 360 Sep 17, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Sep 13, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Shark Xbox 360 Oct 11, 2007 B+ 83
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Sep 21, 2007 82 out of 100 82
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Dec 07, 2007 16 out of 20 80
GameDaily PlayStation 3 Sep 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox 360 Oct 02, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Talk PlayStation 2 Oct 16, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Revolution Xbox 360 Oct 22, 2007 C 50

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Online Servers

Electronic Arts closed the game's online servers for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions on 8th February 2011.

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