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EA Sports' NHL 13 demo flaunts huge improvements

EA Sports' NHL 13 demo flaunts huge improvements
Last week, EA Sports released the free playable demo for their upcoming hockey video game, NHL 13. Every year, sports franchises talk about their big changes and new features, so gamers are right to be suspicious when they see “All New True Performance Skating”. Well, rest assured that this change is no small gimmick.  True... Read more »

Toews, Keith, Hossa, Sharp top Blackhawks NHL 13 ratings

Toews, Keith, Hossa, Sharp top Blackhawks NHL 13 ratings
Friday afternoon, Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog released the top rated Western Conference players in EA Sports’ annual hockey game, NHL 13. Topping the Blackhawks are Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith, both rated a 90 overall.  Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp complete the top 4 with an 89 and 87 rating respectively. Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk is... Read more »

Sharp, Keith candidates for NHL 13 video game cover

Sharp, Keith candidates for NHL 13 video game cover
For the first time ever, the fine folks at EA Sports are letting fans pick the next cover athlete for their annual NHL video game.  Blackhawks Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews were on the cover in 2009 and 2010 respectively. The Hawks nominees for 2013 are defenseman Duncan Keith and forward Patrick Sharp.  Other noteworthy candidates... Read more »
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NHL 12 Game Review, Part 2

NHL 12 Game Review, Part 2
Yesterday, I reviewed the core gameplay of EA Sports’ NHL 12. Today, I will spend some time focusing on the EA Sports Hockey League (EASHL for short). If you’re not familiar, the EASHL allows players to build a team of their friends to compete online against other EASHL teams.  You design your player, your equipment,... Read more »

NHL 12 Game Review, Part 1

NHL 12 Game Review, Part 1
Today, EA Sports released their annual hockey game, NHL 12.  Since 2008, the NHL series has been the class of sports gaming, and this year’s edition is no exception. Over the course of the next two days, I will review the game, focusing on different aspects each day. Today, I will focus on the core... Read more »

Patrick Sharp undergos emergency appendectomy

Patrick Sharp undergos emergency appendectomy
Late Monday evening, the Blackhawks and team head physician Dr. Michael Terry issued the following statement regarding forward Patrick Sharp: “Patrick Sharp underwent an emergency surgical appendectomy this evening after experiencing some abnormal abdominal discomfort. The surgery was successful and I anticipate a full recovery in approximately three to four weeks.” Whenever I get the... Read more »
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Blackhawks look strong in NHL 12 ratings

Blackhawks look strong in NHL 12 ratings
A video of NHL 12 player ratings has been posted to OperationSports.com, and the Chicago Blackhawks have a lot of players in the top of the NHL.  Jonathan Toews, the highest rated Blackhawk, comes in at 91 overall, tied with the Sedin Brothers, Steven Stamkos, Zdeno Chara and Henrik Zetterberg.  That puts Toews tied for 3rd in the... Read more »