As sports franchises go, EA Sports' NHL franchise has long been one of the best out there for any sport, offering great gameplay and a bevy of ever-increasing features. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the most recent entry to the long-running hockey series, NHL 09, ups the ante with some great new features that help put you in the game as never before.
The biggest new factor in NHL 09's formula is the Be A Pro mode. While this mode is omnipresent in most of EA Sports' most recent franchise titles, it really comes onto its own in NHL 09. The Be A Pro mode essentially allows you to take control of one hockey player and build them up from playing in the minor leagues to professional stardom.