"NHL 2K9 is a very good hockey game. The biggest issue it has is the fact that it is going up against arguably the greatest hockey game ever made in NHL 2009 from EA. The game is definitely an upgrade over last year, and if you want a more classic hockey experience this is definitely the way to go. It is clear though that it may be time to go back and start from scratch for the series moving forward. It all just seems to fel a bit dated."
"I would relate NHL 2K9 to a veteran in the NHL, who was formerly the MVP of the league. He is still a great player, but he just doesn't seem as good or as flashy as he used to be, even though his skills haven't really declined."