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EA Sports NHL 17 will feature new ways to play your favorite modes, according to a new blog post.

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"Take your EA SPORTS Hockey League team to the next level by progressing through ranks to unlock customization items and give your uniform a unique look, or use the all-new Arena Creator to build the home ice you’ve always wanted. Celebrate career defining Moments in Be a Pro and immerse yourself into the most exciting Hockey Ultimate Team ever with the introduction of team Synergy, completely changing the way you build and play your dream team."

There are several new additions to already popular modes which are detailed in the blog post:
  • EASHL - New EASHL Player Rank System which allows you to earn badges and unlock new customization items.
  • EASHL Arena Progression - Start off in a community rink and grow your following and arena into an internationally renowned cathedral.
  • Arena Creator - The new arena creator (which is an obvious addition given the above) will feature customization options from the ice surface, goal lights, scoreboards, and arena sounds.
  • Team Editor - New editing tools for uniforms, logos, and more.
  • Career Definining Moments - From things such as your first goal, first fight, etc. -- you can now look back on these moments in your Be a Pro and other modes to celebrate career milestones.
  • HUT Synergy - The most played mode in NHL is introducing an all-new team building system which will challenge you to pair player strengths together to get perks for your roster across lineups.
  • HUT Dynamic Sets - Collect sets to unlock rewards, including thematic sets, to constantly build and upgrade your team.
  • ECHL - The ECHL is debuting this year with 27 teams, jerseys, and rosters all authentically reproduced.
What do you think of the improvements to the various modes in NHL 17?

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# 1 sooner1074 @ 06/07/16 12:57 PM
Great improvements...will probably be picking up a copy this fall.

Slightly disappointed they didn't mention scouting, drafting and progression system in the new franchise mode. Those details make or break your mode right there. That's what makes it fun - the big trades, the awesome steels from a draft class, the progression of your prospects becoming stars in the NHL, winning the cup (and not watching the same animation every time).

Yes, moving teams and controlling ticket prices can be fun at times but at its core if it has glitchy programming like NHL '16 and it doesn't sim properly then you're going to be left with upset single player community.
 
# 2 Jay D @ 06/07/16 02:03 PM
Not gonna lie. I'm kind of excited for the ECHL. I've been to some Missouri Maverick games, and it will be fun to dig deeper and pay with some of these teams.
 
# 3 Al_Tito13 @ 06/07/16 02:13 PM
I am eager to see what Arena Creator and Team Editor options have to offer. They seem like good additions. However, gameplay is by far my most important concern.
 
# 4 spoofrice11 @ 06/07/16 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by sooner1074
Great improvements...will probably be picking up a copy this fall.

Slightly disappointed they didn't mention scouting, drafting and progression system in the new franchise mode. Those details make or break your mode right there. That's what makes it fun - the big trades, the awesome steels from a draft class, the progression of your prospects becoming stars in the NHL, winning the cup (and not watching the same animation every time).

Yes, moving teams and controlling ticket prices can be fun at times but at its core if it has glitchy programming like NHL '16 and it doesn't sim properly then you're going to be left with upset single player community.
Sounds promising.

I agree, on the Franchise mode things.
I always make prospects and feel every game should be like NBA 2K16 where you can make draft classes for every year.
 
# 5 ericromain @ 06/07/16 09:35 PM
Oh, awesome to hear the ECHL is added. The first new league in 6 years.
 
# 6 Simple Mathematics @ 06/07/16 09:40 PM
I hope team editor and create an arena are options outside of EASHL.
 
# 7 B5KoshYou @ 06/07/16 11:24 PM
Can't wait to play ECHL Fort Wayne Komets... but very concerned that there hasn't been any direct mention of a "team builder" style tool for team creation. I love custom teams and would very much like to put the 1987 Canada Cup team against any team in hockey history.
 
# 8 Cletus @ 06/08/16 08:33 AM
Let's go Swamp Rabbits #feartheears

They might have sold me on this already. it will be the first tie since MVP baseball 04 that my hometown will be represented. I'm stoked.
 
# 9 ChubbyD @ 06/08/16 09:18 AM
Oh man. Suiting up with my hometown K-Wings is gonna be a blast. I might have to turn fighting all the way up and play Fort Wayne a couple times just for old times sake.

80's IHL was the best.
 
# 10 nick p @ 06/08/16 07:14 PM
So stoked that NHL 17 is going to include the ECHL in the game Now they just need to add the KHL
 
# 11 mattg123 @ 06/08/16 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Simple Mathematics
I hope team editor and create an arena are options outside of EASHL.


It is also in franchise mode as per EA Sports blog


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# 12 mattg123 @ 06/08/16 09:45 PM
Very cool. ECHL will be awesome


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# 13 SocialAssassin @ 06/08/16 10:05 PM
Is it too much of a stretch to think that if roster sharing was a thing, they'd have announced it already? Since they haven't, it probably isn't?
 
# 14 Moose24x @ 06/08/16 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by SocialAssassin
Is it too much of a stretch to think that if roster sharing was a thing, they'd have announced it already? Since they haven't, it probably isn't?
No, that's not a stretch. I doubt it's in.
 
# 15 Caniac94 @ 06/09/16 01:03 AM
No roster sharing would be a big deal breaker for me. It's one of the things I've been mostly hoping to hear announced. Would be pretty disappointing to not have that. I've been editing rosters myself but it gets pretty rough trying to evaluate every NHL and AHL team and try to accurately rate each player accordingly. I'm just not as good at it as some of the revamped guys (you guys get a huge thumbs up from me for how you do it. I appreciate the work the revamped team does) and it's so time consuming too that I don't play the game as much as I'd really like.
 
# 16 Omniphobe @ 06/09/16 12:40 PM
Won't be picking this up if the EASHL lacks attribute customization. Absolutely hated the class system in NHL 16 for EASHL and takes away the fun of building your own guy.

Looks like I'm only getting 2K and Madden this year
 
# 17 ViewsFromTheP @ 06/09/16 04:22 PM
Been to enough dollar beer nights at US Bank Arena to know the ECHL is a good time. Pretty awesome the Cyclones will end up as a playable team in this game.
 
# 18 Grand-Al @ 06/19/16 05:31 PM
does anyone know which team will be missing in the echl ? i hope anchorage is in !
 

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