NHL 06 is the best hockey game for the GameCube!
NHL 06 is the newest NHL game for the Game Cube. EA Sports brought out a great game in 2006. It has amazingly realistic graphics, great game play, game modes, and controls. Also, the All-Star commentary of Jim Houston and Craig Simpson will not repeat often at all. EA Sports lets you create a player just how you want him to look. You can adjust everything on his face to black eyes and scars. Also, they have put in new equipment. The controls are great with only one button passing, which means that they will do a saucer pass for you automatically and you won't need to hit a different button to do one. I like the classic deking control, where you can deke and skate with the left analog stick. You just move the left stick back-and-forth to deke past defensmen and goalies. The AI will now block shots instead of just hitting you every time you go past their blue line. The skill stick is great with the right analog stick. If a player has a star on his icon, then that means you can use it with him. Otherwise, the other players can't do it. If you only have a Game Cube, and you are a hockey fan, then you'll have to get NHL 06!