August 28, 2008

NHL 09 Demo Releases Penguins/Red Wings Overall Ratings

This afternoon, EA Sports released the demo of NHL 09 on the European Playstation Network, only available for PS3 users. It will hit the North American PSN around 5pm ET. From what I hear, it's sick.

Thanks to poster C-B-4 (PS3) over at the EA Sports NHL 09 message boards for listing the overall numbers for the Penguins and Red Wings.

DETROIT RED WINGS:
Lidstrom:92
Datsyuk:91
Hossa:91
Zetterberg: 89
Holmstrom:83
Rafalski: 83
Chelios:83
Draper: 82
Hudler:81
Maltby:80
Stuart: 79
Cleary: 77
Samuelsson: 77
Flippula:77
Kronwall:77
Franzen:74
Kopecky:73

Osgood:82
Conklin:75

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Crosby:96
Malkin:90
Sykora:86
Gonchar:86
Staal:84
Whitney: 82
Orpik:80
Letang:80
Sydor:79
Satan: 79
Fedetenko: 79
Gill:78
Cooke:77
Kennedy:76
Talbot:76
Dupuis:75
Godard:72
Beech: 69

Fleury: 86
Sabourin:70


UPDATE: Here's some video. Grainy video, but video nonetheless.



UPDATE #2: Downloaded the demo and played it about six times. Some impressions:

-Game is slower than 08, but very smooth

-Poke checks are more direct

-Goalies make acrobatic saves

-Be a Pro mode is very, very addicting

-The dump and chase move will be very handy

-While checking out the crowd, I noticed two "fans" wearing the old black and white Penguin jerseys from the early 90's

-Here's another "fan" wearing the Pens Winter Classic baby blue jersey.

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So the question remains: Will the upcoming third jerseys be in the initial shipment with or without a code? Or will they be part of a roster update?

UPDATE #3: EA Sports NHL 09 producer David Littman has said that the ratings are not finalized yet. "Player ratings were not final either...Johan Franzen is an 80 overall in the final version."

8 comments:

Anthony Woods said...

Rafalski and Chelios are both rated 83.....sometimes the ratings seem a little arbitrary. I'm on the I-can't-effing-wait train for this demo!(that's how bad I can't wait for the full game). This is the ONLY reason I regret having an XBox 360. Sean, you're going to report on the deom later today after playing right?!?!!

Anthony Woods said...

I'm hoping you see that that word is actually "demo".....

Going Five Hole said...

Anthony, I may be too busy playing it non-stop tonight to post a review :)

Stevens8204 said...

Sean may be playing this for awhile...and awhile...and awhile.

btumpak said...

no way Hossa is better than Malkin

Loser Chris said...

The 360 demo had better be on LIVE by this time next week at the very latest!

Leu' said...

Maltby better then Cleary, WTF?
Cleary plays PP, PK and scores clucth goals!

Scott said...

kronwall still a 77? they have kris letang rated ahead of him? thats ridiculous....i really hope these arn't the finalized ratings, they didnt really change any of them from last years game....that would be a joke....pay me 20 bucks and i'll do it for you EA...its not that hard.