Bill Lavoy (Prima Games): Any kid with aspirations of playing in the NHL has dreamed about winning the Stanley Cup. For some, it was on a homemade rink in the backyard, while others hoisted Lord Stanley's Mug after shooting pucks into a dryer in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. There's one more scenario, though, one that has become increasingly more popular over the last several years.
Young players coming into the league are talking about how they used to sit around with the friends and play the latest installment of the EA Sports NHL franchise. For more than 20 years it's been the only real option for a great video game hockey experience. In fact, for 99.99 percent of us, it's the only time we'll ever get to slip one past Martin Brodeur for the series clincher in the Stanley Cup Finals.
That's why hockey fans are so passionate about the EA Sports NHL series. For most of them, it's the closest they will ever come to fulfilling those dreams. Thankfully, it seems that the team at EA Canada has their sights set on delivering the most authentic experience in history, and here are seven ways EA Sports NHL 15 will make that happen.