While it offers some great options in the franchise mode – you know something is wrong with a game when it offers to drive a zamboni during intermissions. Really? Driving a zamboni? And then tying an achievement to it? Time would have been better spent on refining the skating and play in front of the net, or souping up the defensemen's AI, or a list of other things.
NHL 2K10 boasts arguably the greatest hockey player in the world on their cover in Alexander Ovechkin, but even he'd be upset with how slow he moves in a game where he's the cover boy. Better luck next year, 2K10, better luck next year. 2/5