Like all NHL installments the game is an excellent representation of the sport. The graphics on this game however for the players were a bit cheezy and without the create-a-player function and with a lacking create a team (we want to pick the colors of our jersey and please give us better logos) the game falls a bit. Fun game though and the one-on-one (-on-one if you consider the goalie in the equation) feature is great fun. Pity about there being no season this year though. Two good bands in the soundtrack (Franz Ferdinand and the Network) improving off only Alien Ant Farm being the only good band last time and Queens of the Stoneage the only good band in 2003. My suggestion is to improve the play as the goalie feature, create-a modes, and maybe have us play as our minor leagues (or pull prospects from the minor leagues up to the NHL) during the season.