Those of you who are old enough will remember the days of Blades of Steel, but hockey games have come a long way since then. Leading the pack is the long-running NHL franchise, which has blazed a trail of relatively high quality for the past 15 years. Here's the debut trailer for NHL 09, which should feature the requisite number of upgrades over last year's version. EA normally goes toe-to-toe with 2K Sports' NHL 2K series, but who will win this year? Neither have really given us the quintessential hockey simulator yet, and we're just waiting for one of them to break through... It's too soon to judge, but based on this early preview, we expect good things.
6/11/2008 Ben Dutka