NHL 2003

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This year's edition features many different modes of gameplay for the NHL enthusiast. Players can start the game right away in play now mode, play an international game, play through a playoff series, or start a franchise. The franchise mode puts you in charge of a team for a 10-year legacy. You can either play every game during a season or simulate each game and take a manager role. After each season, you have the option to play around with the roster in anticipation of next season. You can draft new players, sign free agents, make trades with other teams, and retire old players. Statistics are kept throughout the life of a franchise in several categories.

Also new this year is the use of the right analog stick to execute manual dekes and slip the puck past the goalkeeper.


NHL 2003 Windows Lightshow before the match begins.
NHL 2003 Windows Title screen
NHL 2003 Windows Safe behind the goal
NHL 2003 Windows Players ready to start 1st period.

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Fantastic NHL action Xbox John-Michael Matthews (3)

Critic Reviews

GameZone Windows Oct 18, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
GamePro (US) GameCube Oct 01, 2002 4.5 out of 5 90
GameZone PlayStation 2 Oct 22, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Xbox Oct 27, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Xbox Oct 01, 2002 4.5 out of 5 90
GameZone GameCube Oct 20, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Netjak GameCube Oct 07, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Oct 24, 2002 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Oct 24, 2002 16 out of 20 80
Officiel Nintendo Magazine GameCube Dec, 2002 7 out of 10 70


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EA cover curse

Curse or slump? You be the judge. Jarome Iginlia had 52 goals, 44 assists, was +27 and never missed a game in the 2001-02 season. He followed this up with his cover appearance and dropped to 35 goals, 32 assists and -10 with seven missed games in the 2002-03 season.

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