TeamXbox writes: "With a Gamerankings.com score of 89%, it's clear that EA Canada did the necessary homework to ensure NHL 09's success. If you throw out the scores from the UK press sites (do they even play hockey there?), the average score of NHL 09 was above 90%. EACA's baby also scooped up our Sports Game of the Year Award for 08, and it almost edged out FIFA 09 in the Reader's Choice poll (hockey fans can blame the Brits again).
Where does EA Canada go from its successes in 08, you ask? Right into the development of NHL 2010 perhaps? Well, not quite. A trip to the magical land of bobbleheads and mini-arenas was in order first, and the result of said trip to make-believe is 3 on 3 NHL Arcade: an Xbox Live Arcade game slated for a February 4th release."