Anyone interested in talking about NHL 2006. I just got it, but haven't played it yet. Too busy playing Tiger Woods and NCAA 2006.
Is NHL 2006 any good?
Is NHL 2006 any good?
It sucks too because the Talent playing in Europe is very good if onbly the NHL wouldn't poach all their best players lol.Originally posted by CeeJay@Nov 27 2005, 09:41 PM
Id like that too, but its never gonna happen. You cant even do a franchie with the current european leagues let alone adding more. I love playing SM liga with the golden helmets on!
? The NHL liscence hasnt gone exclusive yet, which means anyman and his dog could make a hockey game if they could afford too.Originally posted by CeeJay@Nov 27 2005, 03:40 PM
Ive played nhl 2k6 and its definately better as far as deapth and realism, but i just cant get past alot of the awful animation and the under par visuals. I need to be able to deke like in the ea series. If not for these factors id switch in a heart beat.
will EA be using espn for theie hockey as well? does this mean they are sharing the nhl liscence?
yah man I love KarpatOriginally posted by CeeJay@Nov 28 2005, 10:12 AM
I used to go and watch Jokerit play in the SM liga(I lived in finland briefly) and although the nhl steals all the players, its still just as good as the NHL to watch, just no fights!
I would love college hockey, but i could never get it or ncaa coz I live in nz and they dont make pal versions of these games
College hockey is indeed huge in many northern states. It is not, like you say, the premier development league for the NHL. Many of the very best high school players go play junior hockey. It is similar to NCAA baseball in that respect. Your best teams will have some NHL quality players, but your NHL draft is not made up of primarily college players. Many of them have already been drafted out of high school but have opted to play in college while getting a free education rather than play in the minors.Originally posted by Geoff@Dec 26 2005, 10:07 PM
I'm a huge hockey fan, but I haven't actually played NHL 2006 yet. However, I've heard from many of my friends the same thing that I've seen here: not too much difference vs 2005.
Ripper: There is college hockey, which I understand is quite big in states like Minnesota, Maine, and North Dakota (where they held the World Junior Championships last year). However, unlike football, where it is the top development league, it is generally considered at best, 2nd behind Canadian Junior (CHL) hockey. Many people might consider it better for development to play in either the minor leagues or in a European pro league than in the NCAA. From what I hear, having not had the opportunity to watch much NCAA as it is never on TV, the hockey they play has rules very similar to our minor(kid's) hockey here in Canada. Unlike the CHL which is closer to the NHL in rules and customs (fighting, face masks, etc.)
You're a little off on college hockey. First of all, former pros are not in college hockey. Secondly, if you are a bigtime high school player you get recruited pretty hard to play college hockey. There are quite a few good NHL players who came out of college hockey. Hell, the University of Minnesota alone has quite a few former players in the NHL.Originally posted by Canadian_Rugger@Dec 27 2005, 06:21 AM
NHL 2006 rules period I just got the game and its sweet. I was disappointed they didn't license all the official national team kits though the jerseys they have look pretty dumb.
Gameplay is f***ing awesome though and with the new stickhandling stick and manual aiming system you can score some pretty hot and realistic goals.
Now on College hockey it is mainly a league where ex junior players who couldn't cut it at pro level goto play or ex pros who want an education but will play to get it for free.
yah they are show boats too very good stickhandlers too. Play hockey like they are from Quebec. Thats how Americans play though like real prissy's we used to go down to massachusetts for tournaments when I played AAA and we would throw them all over the rink at that age because of the massive difference in style between us and them. They play a fancy style down their with lots of good skating and fancy schmancy scoring while Canucks are taught to play a hardhitting forechecking in your face style of play. I know I was taught from a young age take the man first and keep taking the man your centerman will be their to pick up the puck. it was preached so much when I played AAA all the way up to Midget and Junior level just HIT HIT HIT HIT everything insight and thats the main difference between Canuck and American hockey.Originally posted by Geoff@Dec 28 2005, 08:10 AM
Since we seem to have the hockey fans gathered here, is anyone else watching the World Juniors? I went to the Canada-Finland game yesterday and just finished watching the USA-Norway game. Besides the utterly abysmal refereeing, I was very dissapointed by the American team. They are supposed to be tournament favourites, but they seem badly coached and very individualistic, Phil Kessel especially. Canada, however, looked very strong. The poor USA showing could be due to playing down to Norway's level, though.