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Sabu one of the worst...

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:17 pm

...in NHL 09. From Puck Daddy:

Dany Sabourin, Pittsburgh Penguins: The backup goalie scored a "6" in puck-handling. Marty Brodeur has a 90. There are people who lost both hands in a tragic paper-shredder accident that have better puck-handling ratings than Dany Sabourin.


Ouch. Looks like I will be firing up NHLview09 and edit that number. Nothing sucks worse than when your starter gets fatigued (ZZZ) and the lowly backup has to play, giving up wrist shots from center ice. Oh wait, the starter does that too... :lol:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_d ... nhl,102279
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Postby mikey287 on Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:36 pm

One of Sabourin's few endearing qualities to me is that he can at least handle the puck a little bit...

Once again, EA people or whoever does their ratings have never, ever, ever, ever once seen a game of hockey...their ratings are as inconsistent as they are inaccurate...
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Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:57 pm

Yep, its kind of funny, because in those games, traditionally the real scale is from 50-100. Its hard to believe that a rating of 6, no matter who or which skill it is, would be possible.
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Postby PittPensFan on Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:03 pm

I hope that's a typo in the game.
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Postby helmespc on Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:56 pm

People still play that game? What a piece of crap... it hasn't been good since 2000.

Too bad EHM isn't around anymore.
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Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:57 pm

it was the best option before EA's 07 game.
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Postby PensBeerGeek on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:18 am

From NHLPA 93:

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Postby Tybrus on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:54 am

The stats that are put online before the game comes out alway have tons of mistakes. I can't imagine that this is even rremotely correct. My guess is that it is 60, but there was a typo somewhere.

Edit: According to IGN, there is no puck handling rating for NHL 09 at all there is only Puck Playing Frequency in which Sabu is a 75.
http://sports.ign.com/nhl09/penguins.html
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Postby Easton on Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:40 am

helmespc wrote:People still play that game? What a piece of crap... it hasn't been good since 2000.

Too bad EHM isn't around anymore.


Last year's version was great.
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Postby mikey287 on Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:06 am

Easton wrote:
helmespc wrote:People still play that game? What a piece of crap... it hasn't been good since 2000.

Too bad EHM isn't around anymore.


Last year's version was great.


I'm working on an update for it, slowly but surely...mainly the attribute stuff that drives me crazy...Ivan Vishnevskiy a defensive defenseman? Psssh...not on his life...
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Postby ShipHockey7 on Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:50 am

that 6 rating is from NHL2K9, who honestly plays that?
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Postby Kraftster on Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:21 am

ShipHockey7 wrote:that 6 rating is from NHL2K9, who honestly plays that?


2k was far superior to EA's game from about 2002 until last year.
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Postby Kraftster on Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:24 am

helmespc wrote:People still play that game? What a piece of crap... it hasn't been good since 2000.

Too bad EHM isn't around anymore.


Unfortunately EHM had no game play. If any console game could be half as good as EHM w/r/t management, I wouldn't care if it played like NHL '95.

Anyway, I'm not sure if you're talking about 2k or NHL, but, 2k was actually a pretty solid game from 2002 until EA regained the lead last year or 2007. NHL 08 is pretty damn fun, dude.
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Postby beerman on Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:28 am

Kraftster wrote:
ShipHockey7 wrote:that 6 rating is from NHL2K9, who honestly plays that?


2k was far superior to EA's game from about 2002 until last year.


agreed, I couldn't ever get into EA's game from around the early 2000's. At the beginning of the year I'd rent both and see which one I liked best and it was always 2K. Last year though I was just going to buy it because I didn't feel like dropping the 7 bucks to rent each game and when I went to walmart all they had was 08, so I bought it anyway and it was the best hockey game EA had since NHL 95 for sega
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Postby Jimmy Straka on Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:01 am

video games are a waste of time and money.
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Postby Kicksave on Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:02 am

Jimmy Straka wrote:video games are a waste of time and money.


We all can't be youtube stars, like you.
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Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:08 am

Jimmy Straka wrote:video games are a waste of time and money.


No more a waste of time than sitting on here when i'm at home, and no more waste of money than money spent on drinking. Both of those are what this game will detract from. In fact, I'll probably save well over $100 dollars on alcohol during the time that i'm playing this game.
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Postby Jimmy Straka on Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:26 am

Jimmy Straka wrote:video games are a waste of time and money.


that being said, I love me my video games.
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Postby Corvidae on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:00 pm

iEUX wrote:
PittPensFan wrote:I hope that's a typo in the game.


yeah dude, sabu is not going to show up with a 6. no way.

Gotta be 60, not 6.
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Postby beerman on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:30 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
Jimmy Straka wrote:video games are a waste of time and money.


No more a waste of time than sitting on here when i'm at home, and no more waste of money than money spent on drinking. Both of those are what this game will detract from. In fact, I'll probably save well over $100 dollars on alcohol during the time that i'm playing this game.


I'll probably spend a $100 on alcohol to drink while playing the game :lol:
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Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:35 pm

beerman wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:
Jimmy Straka wrote:video games are a waste of time and money.


No more a waste of time than sitting on here when i'm at home, and no more waste of money than money spent on drinking. Both of those are what this game will detract from. In fact, I'll probably save well over $100 dollars on alcohol during the time that i'm playing this game.


I'll probably spend a $100 on alcohol to drink while playing the game :lol:


I wouldn't do that when I was playing an online league. In regular gameplay though, definitely.
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Postby André on Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:46 pm

EA's ratings always have some funny exceptions but overall they seem ok this year.

I'm sure that 6 for Sabu is just a typo. Briere's 60 (50 is the lowest) in wrist shot accuracy probably is that as well.
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Postby André on Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:48 pm

And man do I want some hockey! Gaaah.

I've just played two playoffs on NHL 94 and while being very good it's just not like the new games =)

Question is, should I buy an xbox360? Sad part is I'd do it only for NHL. I'm a PC gamer and spend money on new hardware every 2 years.

The next gen version must hit the PC soon or I'll start a rally to protest outside EA's offices.

That said we're not getting it this year....
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Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:01 pm

André wrote:Sad part is I'd do it only for NHL. I'm a PC gamer and spend money on new hardware every 2 years.

The next gen version must hit the PC soon or I'll start a rally to protest outside EA's offices.

That said we're not getting it this year....


Yep, that has been officially confirmed over on the EA NHL forums. I've been reading that the release date is now the end of October, not early September like the consoles. I can't confirm that.

I'm not sure I want to pay for 2006 (again) with new rosters. They can't even get those right half the time.
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Postby canaan on Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:06 pm

Kicksave wrote:
Jimmy Straka wrote:video games are a waste of time and money.


We all can't be youtube stars, like you.


pwnt
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