The first time someone laces up a pair of skates, he or she is bound to suffer a few unwelcome bumps and bruises. But like with any sport, spend enough time on the ice, and it starts to feel like second nature. So you'd think that 2K -- with a hockey pedigree that dates back to 2000 -- would only improve over time. Sadly, this just isn't the case. Rather than delivering a game that can stand toe-to-toe with EA's fantastic offering, NHL 2K8 reminds us of a skater who's still really uncomfortable on the frozen pond.