On the scale of crotch-Tingling excitement for us brits, ice hokey ranges somewere bettween the X Factor rerun and a plate of cold chips. Perhaps its the equivilant of watching an X Factor rerun while tucking into a plate of cold chips. You'll sit through it and you won't complain, aboutbut you also won't stop thinking about how you should be spending your time doing something worthwhile.
In the respect, NHL 08 is a remarkably accurate ice hockey game. You'll play it, you'll tolerate it, you'll even find yourself enjoying it every now and then , but at no point does it leap off the shelf at you when your board on a friday night, stuck indoors scratcing at your crotch.
NHL 08 isn't built to be that kind of game. In trying to cater to hockry fans with dekes, poke checks slapshoots and so on, the controles get tangeld up together.