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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.


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Critic Reviews

1UP Sep 11, 2007 A 100
Game Chronicles Oct 11, 2007 9.1 out of 10 91
GameZone Sep 11, 2007 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Over Online Sep 27, 2007 88 out of 100 88
The Video Game Critic Dec 18, 2007 B+ 83
GameDaily Sep 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Console Monster Nov 08, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Darkstation Sep 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamernode Sep 24, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Revolution Oct 22, 2007 C 50


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

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