NHL 08 roster update and OTP expansion

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Posted March 18th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

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EA Sports has sent over a document detailing all the player rating changes made in the latest roster update for NHL 08. Continue on to view the details of what players had their ratings go up and which went down.

An update has also been applied that increases the capacity of Online Team Play. An additional three slots have been added on each side bringing it to six on six. That exceeds the total of 10 users involved through OTP currently found in NBA Live 08 and FIFA 08. Now every player on the ice can be controlled invididually. Having all players user controlled has worked very well in NBA Live and should here as well. Unexpected yet fantastic news there.

New: EA has informed me that they have reduced the OTP down to four on four and it will remain that way for 08. That is still an extra slot for each side but really doesn’t add much to the experience that was already available. Not nearly as cool as having every player on the ice under user control.

Ratings UP
Corey Perry 84 to 85
Marc Savard 84 to 86
Derek Roy 78 to 80
Dion Phaneuf 85 to 87
Patrick Kane 78 to 82
Jonathan Toews 79 to 84
Paul Stastny 80 to 84
Nik Zherdev 79 to 80
Pascal Leclaire 81 to 87
Mike Ribeiro 79 to 84
Sam Gagner 73 to 79
Dustin Brown 80 to 82
Marian Gaborik 87 to 88
Alexei Kovalev 82 to 84
Tomas Plekanec 78 to 82
Andre Markov 81 to 84
Martin Erat 79 to 81
Alex Radulov 79 to 81
Zach Parise 81 to 82
Daniel Alfredsson 90 to 92
Mike Richards 76 to 82
RJ umberger 75 to 79
Jeff Carter 75 to 76
Peter Mueller 74 to 79
Evgeni Malkin 85 to 91
Paul Ranger 76 to 79
Nik Antropov 78 to 80
Ryan Kesler 79 to 83
Alexander Edler 72 to 78
Alexander Ovechkin 91 to 93
Tim Thomas 80 to 84
Jose Theodore 79 to 84
Mike Smith 78 to 78
Mathieu Garon 81 to 84
Ty Conklin 76 to 82
Ilya Bryzgalov 83 to 85
Tobias Enstrom 72 to 75
Patrick Sharp 77 to 81
Duncan Keith 78 to 81
Alex Burrows 74 to 76
Radim Vrbata 76 to 81
Carey Price 76 to 84
Andrew Cogliano 73 to 77
Andrei Kostitsyn 75 to 80

Ratings DOWN
Vlachslov Kozlov 86 to 82
Michael Handzus 86 to 82
Saku Koivu 88 to 86
Sergei Brylin 84 to 82
Mark Recchi 86 to 81
Doug Weight 85 to 82
Patrick Marleau 90 to 89
Darcy Tucker 85 to 80
Jason Blake 82 to 79
Bryan McCabe 85 to 82
Dwyane Roloson 89 to 84
Ray Emery 86 to 84
Bobby Holik 85 to 84
Robyn Regehr 86 to 85

  • Anthony

    Six on six OTP………that’s the best thing I’ve heard all week.

  • Anthony

    Six on six OTP………that’s the best thing I’ve heard all week.

  • Matt

    I hope that is not all of the attributes up. Brad Boyes in the original is rated a 78. He has 38 goals. He is not a 78. more of a 87-88. He’s pretty much the highlight of the Blues season since they’ve fallen off in this gargantuan road-trip.

  • Matt

    I hope that is not all of the attributes up. Brad Boyes in the original is rated a 78. He has 38 goals. He is not a 78. more of a 87-88. He’s pretty much the highlight of the Blues season since they’ve fallen off in this gargantuan road-trip.

  • Chad

    Wow im going to have to go put that game in.. i havent played NHL 08 since the trade deadline

  • Chad

    Wow im going to have to go put that game in.. i havent played NHL 08 since the trade deadline

  • Wow, they actually changed players’ ratings. Someone tell the NBA Live devs to take a class from the NHL guys.

  • Wow, they actually changed players’ ratings. Someone tell the NBA Live devs to take a class from the NHL guys.

  • DA Yankees Win

    I didn’t know they had team play or I would of bought the game but its too late now. I’ll just wait until 09 . I hope madden has team play.

  • DA Yankees Win

    I didn’t know they had team play or I would of bought the game but its too late now. I’ll just wait until 09 . I hope madden has team play.

  • DA Yankees Win

    Can’t wait to play team play on nhl 09 (its too late to buy 08)

  • DA Yankees Win

    Can’t wait to play team play on nhl 09 (its too late to buy 08)

  • r00tabaga

    Thx Pasta! Been playing alot of baseball lately and will gladly throw in this game tonight……does this mean that the trades are in too. Not to sound dumb but it doesn’t actually state that above. Not that I really wanna play w/Buffalo w/o “Soupy” tho…….

  • r00tabaga

    Thx Pasta! Been playing alot of baseball lately and will gladly throw in this game tonight……does this mean that the trades are in too. Not to sound dumb but it doesn’t actually state that above. Not that I really wanna play w/Buffalo w/o “Soupy” tho…….

  • flyingfinn

    They need to fix the current team play rather then just adding more players:

    1: allow more then 1 player per xbox. if my brother and I want to play team play with other friends we should be able to.

    2: allow online co-op play against the computer. There are 4 of us the play all the time. Sometimes we don’t feel like playing each other or dealing with randoms so we would just like to play the CPU.

  • flyingfinn

    They need to fix the current team play rather then just adding more players:

    1: allow more then 1 player per xbox. if my brother and I want to play team play with other friends we should be able to.

    2: allow online co-op play against the computer. There are 4 of us the play all the time. Sometimes we don’t feel like playing each other or dealing with randoms so we would just like to play the CPU.

  • Fort

    I just picked this up about an hour ago. Came home to good news I guess, lol.

  • Fort

    I just picked this up about an hour ago. Came home to good news I guess, lol.

  • agent k

    Yeah the Nba games need to take a look at how nhl does it.

  • agent k

    Yeah the Nba games need to take a look at how nhl does it.

  • nyr2k2

    Funny, I fired up my NHL 2K8 last night for the first time in a month and a half, only to find the last roster update was from December 4! How weak is that? Hopefully, 2K will get off their asses and give us a post-trade deadline update.

  • nyr2k2

    Funny, I fired up my NHL 2K8 last night for the first time in a month and a half, only to find the last roster update was from December 4! How weak is that? Hopefully, 2K will get off their asses and give us a post-trade deadline update.

  • Ratings UP
    Mike Smith 78 to 78

    lol

  • Ratings UP
    Mike Smith 78 to 78

    lol

  • Greg

    Managed to play a couple of 6 vs. 6 OTP games last night and the servers seemed to handle the load for the most part. Online Team Play is pretty much where it’s at and now it just got a lot better. The only thing that sucks is that it takes even longer to just get a game started.

  • Greg

    Managed to play a couple of 6 vs. 6 OTP games last night and the servers seemed to handle the load for the most part. Online Team Play is pretty much where it’s at and now it just got a lot better. The only thing that sucks is that it takes even longer to just get a game started.

  • Anthony

    [quote comment=”15800″]Managed to play a couple of 6 vs. 6 OTP games last night and the servers seemed to handle the load for the most part. Online Team Play is pretty much where it’s at and now it just got a lot better. The only thing that sucks is that it takes even longer to just get a game started.[/quote]

    So they had 6 on 6 for last night, and scaled it back to 4 on 4?

  • Anthony

    [quote comment=”15800″]Managed to play a couple of 6 vs. 6 OTP games last night and the servers seemed to handle the load for the most part. Online Team Play is pretty much where it’s at and now it just got a lot better. The only thing that sucks is that it takes even longer to just get a game started.[/quote]

    So they had 6 on 6 for last night, and scaled it back to 4 on 4?

  • Bumble14

    Yeah, I only saw 4 v 4 tonight.

    Pasta- where is the NHL OTP night now that we have 6 on 6? (if it’s true)

  • Bumble14

    Yeah, I only saw 4 v 4 tonight.

    Pasta- where is the NHL OTP night now that we have 6 on 6? (if it’s true)

  • Greg

    [quote comment=”15810″][quote comment=”15800″]Managed to play a couple of 6 vs. 6 OTP games last night and the servers seemed to handle the load for the most part. Online Team Play is pretty much where it’s at and now it just got a lot better. The only thing that sucks is that it takes even longer to just get a game started.[/quote]

    So they had 6 on 6 for last night, and scaled it back to 4 on 4?[/quote]

    I don’t think they did, but I could be wrong. Last night, a couple of the lobbies I entered were set up for 6 vs. 6, but they didn’t fill all the way up. I only managed to get a maximum of 4 vs. 4 in a lobby that was set up for a full 12 players. But the previous night I was able to play a full 6 on 6.

  • Greg

    [quote comment=”15810″][quote comment=”15800″]Managed to play a couple of 6 vs. 6 OTP games last night and the servers seemed to handle the load for the most part. Online Team Play is pretty much where it’s at and now it just got a lot better. The only thing that sucks is that it takes even longer to just get a game started.[/quote]

    So they had 6 on 6 for last night, and scaled it back to 4 on 4?[/quote]

    I don’t think they did, but I could be wrong. Last night, a couple of the lobbies I entered were set up for 6 vs. 6, but they didn’t fill all the way up. I only managed to get a maximum of 4 vs. 4 in a lobby that was set up for a full 12 players. But the previous night I was able to play a full 6 on 6.

  • Anthony

    [quote comment=”15848″][quote comment=”15810″][quote comment=”15800″]Managed to play a couple of 6 vs. 6 OTP games last night and the servers seemed to handle the load for the most part. Online Team Play is pretty much where it’s at and now it just got a lot better. The only thing that sucks is that it takes even longer to just get a game started.[/quote]

    So they had 6 on 6 for last night, and scaled it back to 4 on 4?[/quote]

    I don’t think they did, but I could be wrong. Last night, a couple of the lobbies I entered were set up for 6 vs. 6, but they didn’t fill all the way up. I only managed to get a maximum of 4 vs. 4 in a lobby that was set up for a full 12 players. But the previous night I was able to play a full 6 on 6.[/quote]

    Wow, that’s odd that they’d have it up, and take it away. Was there noticeable lag with 6 vs 6? I’m just trying to figure out why something would be taken away like that.

  • Anthony

    [quote comment=”15848″][quote comment=”15810″][quote comment=”15800″]Managed to play a couple of 6 vs. 6 OTP games last night and the servers seemed to handle the load for the most part. Online Team Play is pretty much where it’s at and now it just got a lot better. The only thing that sucks is that it takes even longer to just get a game started.[/quote]

    So they had 6 on 6 for last night, and scaled it back to 4 on 4?[/quote]

    I don’t think they did, but I could be wrong. Last night, a couple of the lobbies I entered were set up for 6 vs. 6, but they didn’t fill all the way up. I only managed to get a maximum of 4 vs. 4 in a lobby that was set up for a full 12 players. But the previous night I was able to play a full 6 on 6.[/quote]

    Wow, that’s odd that they’d have it up, and take it away. Was there noticeable lag with 6 vs 6? I’m just trying to figure out why something would be taken away like that.

  • pastapadre

    [quote]Wow, that’s odd that they’d have it up, and take it away. Was there noticeable lag with 6 vs 6? I’m just trying to figure out why something would be taken away like that.[/quote]

    they released it on accident and said it wasn’t fully tested. And they aren’t going to say this, generally I’m not this cynical, but its pretty obvious that with NHL 09 they want to advertise the new 6 vs 6 Online Team Play as a big deal

  • pastapadre

    [quote]Wow, that’s odd that they’d have it up, and take it away. Was there noticeable lag with 6 vs 6? I’m just trying to figure out why something would be taken away like that.[/quote]

    they released it on accident and said it wasn’t fully tested. And they aren’t going to say this, generally I’m not this cynical, but its pretty obvious that with NHL 09 they want to advertise the new 6 vs 6 Online Team Play as a big deal

  • Anthony

    Thanks Pasta. It makes sense that would be a great selling point for NHL 09, but too bad, I’d like to have had it now.

    It’s got me looking forward to 09 more than I already was.

  • Anthony

    Thanks Pasta. It makes sense that would be a great selling point for NHL 09, but too bad, I’d like to have had it now.

    It’s got me looking forward to 09 more than I already was.