NHL 08 updates roster, adds 6v6 online


Yesterday EA announced on their forums that they have dropped an update for NHL 08 that included an updated roster package and an online boost, upping the player count from 6 players (3v3) to 12 (6v6). While the online mode upgrade is much appreciated, to what is probably the best simulation sports game of 2007, it would help if the mode worked properly.

The original Team Play mode (3v3) was plagued with connection issues and according to the official NHL 08 forums the March 18 update has brought those problems back with a vengeance. While we wait for the issues to be corrected, a list of roster changes can be found after the jump.

[Thanks, Murph]

Player Rating UP ovr new ovr
Corey perry 84 85
Marc Savard 84 86
Derek Roy 78 80
Dion Phaneuf 85 87
Patrick Kane 78 82
Jonathan Toews 79 84
Paul Stastny 80 84
Nik Zherdev 79 80
Pascal Leclaire 81 87
Mike Ribeiro 79 84
Sam Gagner 73 79
Dustin Brown 80 82
Marian Gaborik 87 88
Alexei Kovalev 82 84
Tomas Plekanec 78 82
Andre Markov 81 84
Martin Erat 79 81
Alex Radulov 79 81
Zach Parise 81 82
Daniel Alfredsson 90 92
Mike Richards 76 82
RJ umberger 75 79
Jeff Carter 75 76
Peter Mueller 74 79
Evgeni Malkin 85 91
Paul Ranger 76 79
Nik Antropov 78 80
Ryan Kesler 79 83
Alexander Edler 72 78
Alexander Ovechkin 91 93
Tim Thomas 80 84
Jose Theodore 79 84
Mike Smith 78 78
Mathieu Garon 81 84
Ty Conklin 76 82
Ilya Bryzgalov 83 85
Tobias Enstrom 72 75
Patrick Sharp 77 81
Duncan Keith 78 81
Alex Burrows 74 76
Radim Vrbata 76 81
Carey Price 76 84
Andrew Cogliano 73 77
Andrei Kostitsyn 75 80

Player Rating Down ovr new ovr
Vlachslov Kozlov 86 82
Michael Handzus 86 82
Saku Koivu 88 86
Sergei Brylin 84 82
Mark Recchi 86 81
Doug Weight 85 82
Patrick Marleau 90 89
Darcy Tucker 85 80
Jason Blake 82 79
Bryan McCabe 85 82
Dwyane Roloson 89 84
Ray Emery 86 84
Bobby Holik 85 84
Robyn Regehr 86 85

This article was originally published on Joystiq.