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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 The referee starts the game.
NHL 08 Windows Two philadelphia players
NHL 08 Xbox 360 View your team's schedule for the season.
NHL 08 Windows Shoot out mini-game

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


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PGNx Media Xbox 360 Oct 03, 2007 9.2 out of 10 92
GameSpy PlayStation 3 Sep 18, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
games xtreme Xbox 360 Oct 23, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing PlayStation 3 Oct 19, 2007 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Over Online Xbox 360 Sep 27, 2007 88 out of 100 88
Armchair Empire, The Xbox 360 Oct 22, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 2007 8.5 out of 10 85 Xbox 360 Sep 21, 2007 84 out of 100 84
Game Shark Xbox 360 Oct 11, 2007 B+ 83
Game Revolution PlayStation 3 Oct 22, 2007 C 50


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