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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 Xbox 360 Title screen.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Main menu.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 View your team's schedule for the season.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Shootout minigame.

Promo Images

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

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Yahoo! Games Sep 12, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpy Sep 18, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePro (US) Sep 16, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Sep 13, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Console Monster Nov 08, 2007 85 out of 100 85
4Players.de Sep 21, 2007 84 out of 100 84
AceGamez 2007 8 out of 10 80
XboxAchievements Apr 13, 2008 80 out of 100 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 14, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Super Play (Sweden) Sep, 2007 6 out of 10 60

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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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russ allard (7) added NHL 08 (Xbox 360) on Feb 26, 2008
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