Archive for the ‘NHL’ Category
  • First in-season roster update for NHL 17 adds highly touted rookies
    Posted October 19th, 2016 at 3:30 pm 2 Comments »
    On the heels of yesterday's patch for NHL 17 is the arrival of the game's first roster update since the beginning of the season. This is a highly anticipated update not just for getting the NHL team rosters (mostly) accurate but the introduction of rookies who have made their first official appearances. Additionally rosters have been updated for Liiga, SHL, DEL, Extraliga Ledniho Hokeje, and National League. After scoring four goals in his first game Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple...
  • Details on the second patch for NHL 17
    Posted October 18th, 2016 at 9:00 am 2 Comments »
    The second post-release patch for NHL 17 arrived today, and while it fixes one major gameplay issue it appears any others have gone unaddressed. The first patch for the game in September was based largely on community feedback out of the pre-release beta while this one instead looks to fix some issues before another patch comes responding to feedback since then. The update hits mostly on EA Sports Hockey League and Ultimate Team. (more…)...
  • 10 hour trial for NHL 17 now available through EA Access on Xbox One
    Posted September 7th, 2016 at 12:15 pm 8 Comments »
    NHL 17 is out now to download as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One. Subscribers to the service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire. The timer is ticking down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being played, menus are being navigated through, or if there is any activity taking place at all. Because of that make sure to exit out and close the application from the Xbox One home screen when not in use. The 10 hours are there to play whether o...
  • Trailer and more details on the Draft Champions mode for NHL 17
    Posted August 30th, 2016 at 1:00 pm 5 Comments »
    EA Sports introduced competitive draft-style modes last year in Madden and FIFA. Draft Champions now will be making its debut in the NHL series and today the publisher went into further details on what to expect along with a trailer showcasing the mode. The NHL version of Draft Champions involves 12 rounds with 4 players to choose from in each, followed by a series of games played against either the CPU or online opponents. (more…)...
  • The top rated players in NHL 17
    Posted August 24th, 2016 at 6:45 am 1 Comment »
    EA Sports has now laid out the top 50 players in NHL 17. For now the sixth consecutive year Sidney Crosby leads the way as the highest rated player. There are 7 players that come in right behind him at 94 Overall. In total there are 46 players bunched in the 90-95 range.  (more…)...
  • NHL 17 trailer provides the first look at the World Cup of Hockey
    Posted August 16th, 2016 at 10:30 am No Comments »
    The introduction of a mode dedicated to the World Cup of Hockey was one of the first pieces of news to hit related to NHL 17 and the feature was even floated in a consumer survey back in 2014. For the first time ever in the NHL series A full international tournament is represented with all the accurate teams, players, and uniforms. Today EA Sports revealed a first look at the tournament in the game with a trailer out of Gamescom. Please enable Javascript to watch this video The Wo...
  • Full details on Franchise Mode in NHL 17
    Posted August 9th, 2016 at 10:30 am 9 Comments »
    While the basics have been known for some time now regarding what's new in NHL 17 for the mode formerly known as Be a GM - relocation (check out the list of 19 cities) and other ownership aspects being added - EA Sports had yet to go into the specifics of the features. Those arrived today however with complete details on what to expect out of Franchise Mode when the game releases next month.  (more…)...
  • Cities available for relocation in NHL 17
    Posted August 8th, 2016 at 1:00 pm 5 Comments »
    One of the big new features for Franchise Mode in NHL 17 is team relocation. Be a GM will offer the opportunity to move a team to a new city and 19 of them have now been revealed. Cities vary in size of the market, fan engagement, stadium funding percentage, and interest in the team which will presumably play a role in whether relocation is accepted by the league. Relocation Options: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Halifax, Hamilton, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Veg...
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