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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 Xbox 360 Telecast-style shots after big moments.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 View your team's schedule for the season.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Main menu.
NHL 08 Windows Empty arena after 1st period.

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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
GamesRadar Xbox 360 Sep 14, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Yahoo! Games Xbox 360 Sep 12, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Sep 13, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Xbox 360 Sep 13, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamernode PlayStation 3 Sep 24, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75 (UK) Xbox 360 Oct 14, 2007 7 out of 10 70 Windows Nov 05, 2007 13 out of 20 65
GameSpot Windows Sep 18, 2007 6 out of 10 60


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