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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 Shark's players try to block.
NHL 08 Windows Empty arena after 1st period.
NHL 08 Windows Title screen
NHL 08 Windows The referee starts the game.

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


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Critic Reviews Oct 16, 2007 78 out of 100 78
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 2007 77 out of 100 77
PC Powerplay Sep, 2007 77 out of 100 77
Gameplay (Benelux) Sep 27, 2007 71 out of 100 71 Nov 05, 2007 13 out of 20 65
GameSpot Sep 18, 2007 6 out of 10 60 Sep 21, 2007 59 out of 100 59


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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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