GamePlasma writes: "Last year's NHL game from EA Canada finally found its stride in providing the perfect formula for any hockey game. NHL 08 gave us a redefined hockey experience with the power of the skill stick. You could take control of Alexander Ovechkin from the Washington Capitals or Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and be that offensive powerhouse you always wanted to be. Unfortunately, that was where the skill stopped. The defensive side of the game lacked a lot in comparison to the improvements made to the offense. Still, NHL 08 became one of the best sports games we've had in the past few years and provided the fun and excitement you feel when you're at a real hockey game."