nhl injuries and coaching staff
when players get badly injured they could get sent on a stretcher like in the real nhl. when a team is struggling they could fire their coach and hire one with real nhl coach names.On mainmenu nhl 08 should have create a coach mode,and create a fan mode.In franchise mode you should be able to upgrade arenas and move teams to different cities like in madden.Also durning franchise mode you could create a arena. Nhl 08 should have real listed names on create a player,create a arena, or create coach mode like on espn nhl. The alarms should sound real,and fans can jump out of their seats during play.nhl 08 should have fan injuries when pucks,players,or sticks fly out of play. During intermissions zambonies should be able to clean the ice and sports reporters can talk to players or staff members.
07 with a gimmick
Since its the final game on ps2 from ea's nhl series it will be the same as 07 with a new gimmick such as some new type of game feature. like the ps1 when the final nhl game on there ws the same as the one that preceeded it. 07 was awesome though so its fine with me. I have heard it will be sidney crosby on the cover. Id rather see sean avery, lundqvist, miller, jagr, briere, drury, or even modano. it was originally supposed to be a goaltender to coinside with some new goaltending feature the ps3 and xbox 360 will have but EA confirmed on their financial report in March that it will be a "popular NHL superstar this season." thats what they said word for word last year and it was ovechkin. im betting on crosby.
I Don't Know What 2 Choose
NHL 08 hopefully will be a good game. The graphics hopefully will be better than last year, and that you wouldn't go by the defense so easily, because i did difficulty on NHL 08, and i was still scoring 20 goals. these are the 3 things i would like 2 see in NHL 08: 1. Crowd wouldn't be in another world. 2. Defense would be harder. 3. There would be the real Sabres Uniforms and that all the rosters would be updated. Now 2 2k8, even though the graphics aren't that great, and the checking, the defense is tough 2 get around and the game is challenging. Also you might be getting the better game for the better price. So hopefully i will make the right descision on the game that i want to buy.
Make '08 the best ever
I think you need to look back at '06 for ideas of graphics and playing style, you totally revamped it from '06 to '07 and i wasnt pleased with '07. The playing style for the goalies in '06 is ubelieveable, making diving saves, turing on their heads, and the graphics itself like the faces of the players are almost real! as each year goes on they should get better, it happens with madden and i dont understand why it cant happen with NHL as well. Make it harder, i agree that they need to have superstar mode for nhl as well. One thing i loved about '06 is that you had those skill moves with the analog, i dont understand why they took that out.
Create a Player
create a player mode needs to be awesome. I think you should be able to choose his gear from knee pads to elbow pads. If its you then YOU should be able to give him the gear YOU want him to have. For goalies you need to be able to make the designs and colors on there pads. Also they need to have a more veriety of gear. Like they should have a bunch of different brands of gear and sticks. You should also be able to choose how long there hair is not just what color it is as well as choosing the hair style. Like you should be able to have a mohawk and afro and every style. Oh yeah and the hair needs to actually stick up. NHL ROCKS!
Hopefully this will be an improvement on the franchise. I don't care much about the off line aspect of the game, but it would be nice to see a big improvement online, fix the wrist shot glitch, maby even teams out a bit (because its not that fun playing Buffalo, and Nashville every time you play a game). I'm also hopping they take out the 1st period rule, you abort, you lose no acceptions. Other than that I'm looking forward to better game play, even better graphics, and it'd be nice to see some more frequent updates.... as in not 5 months too late.
hockey is great
i think when in the playoffs you should have beards grow on players like real hockey and have create an arena and have the crowd better and get better people telling the game like the ducks annocers and have intermissions and have the sticks break and after a big hit have a helmet or glove fly off and then the just leave it there and then they pick it up after the whistle and have the goalies wayyyyy better because they easy and have the players on the ice talk and the create a player mode be able to choose your real name like 06 please EA rocks still
This game is going to be sick
NHL 07 is awsome and EA did a great job with the graphics but i hope that they get the rosters right in this game cuz u need guys like Malkin to help u go all the way to the cup baby!!! i really think that the fighting in the game and injuries should be more realistic in this game than NHL 07 ie when u beat up a guy in a fight there should be blood coming out of his face or if u hit him hard enough he should be able to get KNOCKED OUT COLD for a few seconds then the game would fit the NEW NHL today baby!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
i think all the ideas like getting sent out on a stretcher and fans getting injured and interviews and locker room stuff and blood and all that jazz are awesome ideas . i think if ea sports uses these good ideas nhl 08 could be REALLY good. i think basicly it should be like nhl 07 for xbox 360. i also like the ideas where sticks could break all good ideas! so if ea sports reads these reviews put them all together in one idea this game will rock hope its good hockey rox period
this would be cool
i think it would be really cool if on game modes they had a mode where you had to beat records. what i mean by that is mike modano beat the american goal scoring record at the trashville predators arena so on the game modes they put you as mike modano and you were 1 goal away from beating the record and you had to try and score it im not saying they would just have it for mike modano they could do it for a couple people who beat records this year!i think it would be kinda fun!!!