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Nose woes can’t stop hockey heroes

Never let a little thing like a broken nose stop you. That’s the philosophy Petr Sykora will take into Pittsburgh’s Friday-night opener at Carolina. After suffering the injury in a collision with teammate Brooks Orpik in exhibition play in Montreal, the 30-year-old Czech winger will wear a full face shield for protection. Although Sykora was […]

NHL 2001 offers up-and-down action for Euro hockey fans

Originally published on in 2000 By Lucas Aykroyd For the first time since Peter Forsberg in 1998, an Electronic Arts hockey simulation game features a European-born player on the cover. Granted, Owen Nolan of the San Jose Sharks doesn’t exactly rave about how being born in Belfast, Northern Ireland influenced his rugged approach toward […]

Opening Up the Game: EA Sports Presents NHL 2005

By Lucas Aykroyd Everyone’s got a little bit of a control freak in them. And when it comes to hockey success, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. After all, Scotty Bowman and Wayne Gretzky always wanted to know what was happening on the ice at all times. For computer and console gaming buffs, the Electronic […]