GameShark writes: "Despite its considerable flaws as an NHL franchise simulator, the measure of a game like NHL 10 is what it brings to the table when you take players out onto the ice and at that it truly excels. This is as fun and addicting as a video hockey game gets. Beyond the new Game Styles, board pinning and precision passing there are other new features that also add to the experience, like the new 1st person fighting engine (it's okay), the ability to initiate scrums after the whistle (a hoot!), the ability to lift another player's stick to interfere with passes and more. There's also a new Battle for the Cup mode that allows you to start out with two teams in a Stanley Cup Final series, a new prospects game for Be a Pro players (where you put yourself in the game as a player), and there's the usual full season and playoff modes".