Summer time can usually be a dark and lonely time for Hockey fans. There’s no NHL to watch and 29 fan bases are left with no reason to become satisfied. Fortunately, lots of fans benefit from the hockey-less period to brush up on their skills inside the virtual world and trade in their hockey sticks for controller sticks.
EA Sports has been the hands-down leader in hockey video gaming, getting many awards more than the years for their efforts inside the NHL series. This year’s installment, NHL 17 Coins, has already garnered a largely positive reception from its Beta-testing, which officially began on July 28.
New characteristics, in-game improvements, more customization, and an improved online encounter for gamers makes NHL 17 a extremely anticipated release for any hockey fan.
When the rest of the planet has to wait till the official release in the game on September 13, some have gotten their hands on the beat-version and right here is what we know regarding the Chicago Blackhawks, so far.
Blackhawks Defense Lacking
While person ratings have yet to be released, the group over at Destructoid has been in a position to release the all round group ratings. Here are some takeaways:
Playing using the Maple Leafs may bring about you having a negative time.
Even though the Penguins just won the Stanley Cup, they’ve the worst goaltending rating in the HUT Coins game at 79 overall.
Tampa Bay’s 93 overall rating on offense is the highest within the NHL.
San Jose posts the most beneficial defensive rating in the NHL at 94 all round
The New York Rangers possess the finest goaltending rating at 95 all round, not surprising.
The worst offense in the NHL goes towards the Carolina Hurricanes with an 84 all round
rating. A lot for the additions of Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen, eh?
Lastly, although Toronto has the worst defensive rating in the league at 81 all round, three teams are tied for the following worst defensive core in the game with all the Hurricanes, Arizona Coyotes, and Blackhawks all coming in at 87 overall.
Had this beta-version of NHL 17 been released before the free of charge agency period opened, I wouldn’t be shocked by Chicago’s 87. But with Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Niklas Hjalmarrson, and free agent addition Brian Campbell all being rated above 80 primarily based off of their NHL 16 ratings, how low does EA Sports assume that players like Michal Kempny and Trevor van Riemsdyk rank?