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NHL '12 legends are complete

Posted on: August 18, 2011 1:47 pm
Edited on: August 19, 2011 5:42 pm
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By: Adam Gretz

EA Sports unveiled the final two players for the NHL '12 legends feature on Thursday, and they are former Penguins center Mario Lemieux and Detroit Red Wings great Gordie Howe.

With these two names finally announced we now know the nine players that will be included: Lemieux, Howe, Wayne Gretzky, Chris Chelios, Ray Bourque, Jeremy Roenick, Borje Salming, Patrick Roy and Steve Yzerman. Almost all of the names are relatively recent, and it's hard to really believe something is celebrating the NHL's "legends" when it doesn't include a player like Bobby Orr, for example.

The only two players that appeared in the NHL before 1979 are Salming (he played for the Maple Leafs starting in 1973) and Howe (he made his NHL debut in 1946). Everybody else started their careers within the past 30 years. Still, it's an interesting part of the game that will allow users to add these players to any team.

You can check out the trailer featuring Lemieux and Howe at the EA Sports website.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 1:15 am
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Since: Sep 15, 2011
Posted on: September 15, 2011 10:35 am
 

NHL '12 legends are complete

I have to say I do not know why the EA Sports team does not put past teams for every team, like the 86-87 Edmonton Oilers (Gretzky, Kurri, Anderson, Messier, Fuhr, Coffey, |Tikkannen), and for Toronto have the option to use the 66-67 Leafs with (Keon, Mahovlich, Armstrong, Kelly, Bower, Horton, Pullford, Stanley)...have the 93-94 Vancouver Canucks (Bure, Linden, Courtnell, McLean), etc etc...people would love to play with these teams and they have them in Football and it seems to be a hit.



Since: Apr 12, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2011 10:13 am
 

NHL '12 legends are INcomplete

With the advent of face technology, are you JOKING EA Sports? You dare to call half of these players legends???

I'll tell you who are legends... Jacques Plante. Rocket Richard. Ken Dryden. Bobby Orr. Mark Messier. Gilbert Perreault. Dominik Hasek.

Borje Salming? Chris Chelios? Jeremy ROENICK??? Completely embarrassing. I was going to buy this game, but now I'm not so sure :(



Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:31 am
 

NHL '12 legends are complete

I don't play these high fandangled computer contraption machines!  I'm a traditionalist, I play ball in cup!



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2011 2:11 pm
 

NHL '12 legends are complete

Borje Salming was a great hockey player, but a legend? I would of chose either Darryl Sittler or Lanny McDonald. The other 11 players were good choices, but that would not of been my 12 legends. I think EA has a great idea with the ability to add hockey legends onto current rosters, but I don't like the way they're is doing it. All NHL teams should have legendary players they can unlock. Maybe that can be the next EA game? How about an EA game with legendary teams? Montreal [late 70's], Islanders [early 80's], Flyers [mid 70's], Bruins [early 70's],Penguins [early 90's], Oilers [mid 80's], Devils [early 2000's] etc... That would be cool...



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: August 20, 2011 10:34 am
 

NHL '12 legends are complete

Way to go, Claude! Ooops, it's the other Lemieux mwahahaha



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 3:36 pm
 

NHL '12 legends are complete

How many people who play EA Sports games remember players from the 70's and earlier?I remember Orr and Richard but I don't play those games they are selling either.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 10:14 am
 

NHL '12 legends are complete

Weak!!



Since: Aug 18, 2011
Posted on: August 19, 2011 7:28 am
 

NHL '12 legends are complete

How can it be a legends game without bobby orr or maurice richard. ? Come on jeremy roenick and chris chelios LEGENDS? That is laughable



Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: August 18, 2011 9:48 pm
 

NHL '12 legends are complete

it's a video game, mickey mouse can be a legend. With only a hand full of players, i guess this leaves the majority of people to be unhappy because "their" legend didn't get the nod to represent themselves in 64-bit cpu form.



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