New EA SPORTS Open Ice Control allows players to execute offensive plays such as Give-and-Go's and breakaway passes or call for a defensive double team with the touch of a button. A completely overhauled skating engine captures both the explosive speed of offensive skating and the surgical precision of backwards defensive movement.
EA SPORTS Dynasty Mode goes even deeper with a new, easier to navigate interface, and more interactive GM/owner relationships, including a deep new e-mail system.
NHL 2005 also delivers all the action of the World Cup of Hockey, with International Teams and venues from North America and Europe. In addition to all 30 NHL teams, NHL 2005 includes 39 teams from the Swedish, Finnish and German Elite Leagues, as well as 21 International teams