Gaming Age writes: "The developers of the NHL series for EA Sports have not only provided hockey fans with the best interpretation of their sport, but have done so well over the last two year they have earned best sports game of the year two years in a row. The tireless efforts not only to mimic the sport in the rink, but providing a deep pallet of options from GM mode, Be a Pro, and a lengthy online league have been the staple of their success as well. So what can EA do this season to give gamers a feeling that they are not living off accolades and offering more than just a roster update? How about a new physics engine, CHL integration, and the EA signature ultimate team modes? Heck I'm sold...here's why!"