Game Boyz writes: "The NHL 2K series really got me back into videogame hockey. I remember firing up the first of this long running series on my Sega Dreamcast and falling in love with what it had to offer. Since that time consoles have come and gone but the series has continued to plug along. Improvements over time gave the 2K series strength to beat down the long running NHL series of sports competitor EA. But as with all dynasties it usually comes to an end, and last year NHL 2K8 took a backseat to EA's revamped effort NHL 08. Well it is a new season and 2K has come out swinging, and although still behind EA once again, it definitely doesn't mean that it is a bad game as it definitely offers hockey fans some enjoyable moments. Now, let the EA/2K Sports comparisons begin."