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EA Sports has released their NHL 16 player ratings for the top 50 players in the game, along with screenshots of many of their rating attributes.

1. Sidney Crosby (Overall Rating - 96)
2. Jonathan Toews (Overall Rating - 94)
3. Carey Price (Overall Rating - 94)
4. Shea Weber (Overall Rating - 94)
5. Alex Ovechkin (Overall Rating - 93)
6. Duncan Keith (Overall Rating - 93)
7. Drew Doughty (Overall Rating - 93)
8. Steven Stamkos (Overall Rating - 93)
9. Henrik Lundqvist (Overall Rating - 93)
10. Pavel Datsyuk (Overall Rating - 93)
11. Ryan Suter (Overall Rating - 93)
12. Jonathan Quick (Overall Rating - 93)
13. John Tavares (Overall Rating - 92)
14. Jamie Benn (Overall Rating - 92)
15. Corey Perry (Overall Rating - 92)
16. Patrick Kane (Overall Rating - 92)
17. Evgeni Malkin (Overall Rating - 92)
18. Anze Kopitar (Overall Rating - 92)
19. Tuukka Rask (Overall Rating - 92)
20. Pekka Rinne (Overall Rating - 92)
21. Henrik Zetterberg (Overall Rating - 92)
22. Braden Holtby (Overall Rating - 91)
23. Ryan Getzlaf (Overall Rating - 91)
24. Tyler Seguin (Overall Rating - 91)
25. Patrice Bergeron (Overall Rating - 91)
26. Erik Karlsson (Overall Rating - 91)
27. P.K. Subban (Overall Rating - 91)
28. Victor Hedman (Overall Rating - 91)
29. Vladimir Tarasenko (Overall Rating - 91)
30. Claude Giroux (Overall Rating - 90)
31. Taylor Hall (Overall Rating - 90)
32. Nicklas Backstrom (Overall Rating - 90)
33. Jakub Voracek (Overall Rating - 90)
34. Zach Parise (Overall Rating - 90)
35. Marian Hossa (Overall Rating - 90)
36. Sergei Bobrovsky (Overall Rating - 90)
37. Joe Pavelski (Overall Rating - 90)
38. Ryan McDonaugh (Overall Rating - 90)
39. Cory Schneider (Overall Rating - 90)
40. Roman Josi (Overall Rating - 90)
41. Alex Pietrangelo (Overall Rating - 90)
42. Kevin Shattenkirk (Overall Rating - 90)
43. Jeff Carter (Overall Rating - 90)
44. Max Pacioretty (Overall Rating - 89)
45. Ryan Johansen (Overall Rating - 89)
46. Mark Giordano (Overall Rating - 89)
47. Phil Kessel (Overall Rating - 89)
48. Ryan Kesler (Overall Rating - 89)
49. Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Overall Rating - 89)
50. Frederik Andersen (Overall Rating - 89)

Previously released NHL 16 player ratings:

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# 1 Moose24x @ 09/02/15 04:05 PM
Shea Weber who has never won a Norris (though he may have deserved to) is a higher overall than Ovechkin who has how many Harts, Rockets, Lindsays and is the league's reigning goal leader how many years running? I understand defensive awareness is going to be much higher but shouldn't Ovie's speed, puck control, deking, offensive awareness, shot accuracy, acceleration, hand eye all be much higher? And Weber doesn't really have a checking, aggressiveness, strength or balance edge on Ovie. How does this happen?
 
# 2 Moose24x @ 09/02/15 04:07 PM
Also I love Tarasenko but what has he done to already be a 91? 2 points behind 60 goal scorers Ovechkin and Stamkos. One point off Malkin? May he be worthy by seasons end? Sure. I almost expect him to. But he's still a potential superstar not a proven one.
 
# 3 AdamJones113 @ 09/03/15 03:03 AM
Well, a few points besides the actual ratings (most of which have been discussed in the position-specific threads).

Looks like the goalies have that crazy HYB-BUT-STND ratio again. Every goalie listed here is categorized as a HYB goalie, meaning EA has an incredibly broad definition that manages to fit Henrik Lundqvist, Jonathan Quick, and Carey Price (to name a few radically different goalies) under one category.

Zach Parise a Playmaker? Not sure I agree with THAT one.

I actually really like Anze Kopitar's place in this rating scale (not saying I agree with the overall scale). In my opinion he's a terrific player.
 
# 4 brandon27 @ 09/03/15 08:53 AM
Wow, 43 players above 90?? Seems a bit much to me.


As long as it plays a good game of hockey, I guess I can't really complain. That seems like a lot though.
 
# 5 mkilcNYR @ 09/03/15 09:24 AM
I feel like it's universally accepted that in order to be in the 90's on any sports video game you have to be an elite player, relative to other elite players. not just elite compared to the rest of your team. Seems like a "fair play" rule where every team is getting some kind of elite player even if their real life stats and play abilities don't seem to align. I'm sure it's good for parity but I feel like it's going to be bad for gameplay, especially franchise mode. 43 Players above the 90 mark is just insane
 
# 6 onlybygrace @ 09/03/15 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Moose24x
Also I love Tarasenko but what has he done to already be a 91? 2 points behind 60 goal scorers Ovechkin and Stamkos. One point off Malkin? May he be worthy by seasons end? Sure. I almost expect him to. But he's still a potential superstar not a proven one.
Shut yo face!!! Lol

Seriously though...the dude is a human highlight reel. Why rate him a 91? Probably for the same reason the Blues are paying him 60 million over the next 8 years. Everyone knows he is a superstar; proven or not.

Sometimes that's the way it goes.
 
# 7 bad_philanthropy @ 09/03/15 01:44 PM
Like I said in an earlier thread. It's absurd to have a 100 point rating scale and only use half of it.

Zero on the scale needs to represent the break point from amateur/rec hockey players and 100 needs to represent the best hockey player in the world. Not only would we have greater disparity between levels represented in the game, but we could represent the rate of growth between age groups differently. A 16 year old in the CHL might go from, say, 25, to 55 in a year. The AHL and Euro leagues could be full of 50-70ish rated players (with the occasional higher rated guy), and the NHL 65-100. In each case you have a similar 20-30 point range of differentiation.

In each league you'd have the proper differentiation between abilities of players slotted top six, bottom six etc...

Right now, in the NHL and CHL the range is barely more than ten points between a fourth liner and a first line C.
 
# 8 DustinOverbay @ 09/03/15 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bad_philanthropy
Like I said in an earlier thread. It's absurd to have a 100 point rating scale and only use half of it.

Zero on the scale needs to represent the break point from amateur/rec hockey players and 100 needs to represent the best hockey player in the world. Not only would we have greater disparity between levels represented in the game, but we could represent the rate of growth between age groups differently. A 16 year old in the CHL might go from, say, 25, to 55 in a year. The AHL and Euro leagues could be full of 50-70ish rated players (with the occasional higher rated guy), and the NHL 65-100. In each case you have a similar 20-30 point range of differentiation.

In each league you'd have the proper differentiation between abilities of players slotted top six, bottom six etc...

Right now, in the NHL and CHL the range is barely more than ten points between a fourth liner and a first line C.
Could not have said it better, this is how you are going to create differentiation, personally, I could care less if...
  • Crosby, Stamkos, Ovechkin, and all the top 7 to 10 players are 95 overall and up
  • the hard nosed players that score(like your Kreiders your Benns and Tomas Holmstrom guys) are at an applicable range, Benn at like a 90 Kreider like an 85 and Holmstrom I couldnt rate cause he is no longer in the league, but nonetheless play a style that is very net crasher heavy
  • and finally, your scrubs, fourth liners, and scratches, in the range from 65-75/80. These guys are not very good and I would only rate them highly if they are young and after time progresses if they do not perform either their overall fluctuates or slowly declines. These are some routes to go to create some skill differentiation


This could improve the game a boat load by using a super large range instead on 60 to 95, because the overall scale starts at a point higher than that... 36. They might as well make the scale 1-63 if they're just going to start at 36(and sorry if botched math there but I am not good with numbers lol)
 
# 9 lebron84 @ 09/03/15 02:27 PM
sorry for O.T.
but this is the most look thread...

in NHL 15,
is normal that I can't download the first NHL Live moments...? only the first is impossible download... the others all ok!
it's a bug?? (on ps4 system)
 

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