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NHL 19 Introduces Hero Teams, Combining Top Players From Past & Present to Create Ultimate Fantasy Matchups

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NHL 19 Introduces Hero Teams, Combining Top Players From Past & Present to Create Ultimate Fantasy Matchups

With over 200 legends from multiple eras in hockey’s history, you can take Wayne Gretzky onto the ice and have him join a team with some of the sports’ greatest players. NHL 19 also introduces Hero Teams that combine the top players from past and present to create the ultimate fantasy matchups between today’s superstars and yesterday’s legends. Available in single player and multiplayer modes, history is now at your fingertips.

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  1. Historic players are a welcome addition but I was hoping for more specific classic teams like Gretzky's Oilers or Lemieux's Penguins akin to the historic teams in NBA 2k
    A good step forward though and the Gretzky cover art is awesome.
    I would LOVE to recreate the Islanders-Oilers battles of the 80's.
    Complete with bare boards, no ads on the ice, no two-line passing, old goalie equipment, etc.
    Or how about the 72 Summit Series?
    I really hope Legends like Gretzky stand out with their particular skill set.
    Gretzky should kill you with passes to the point you'd be forced to have all-star Dmen on the ice to contain him.
    Hero teams = various legend super teams? No historic teams then? Disappointing. Give us a vintage arena though as said above: blue ice, no ads on the boards, coaches & fans in old time garb. That alone get possibly get me to buy but I imagine that these legends were included with mostly HUT in mind :brickwall
    I realize this is a minor thing, but with so many legends in the game are we also going to see helmet-less players? Gordie Howe with a helmet would be absolutely anti-climactic.
    Turbojugend
    I realize this is a minor thing, but with so many legends in the game are we also going to see helmet-less players? Gordie Howe with a helmet would be absolutely anti-climactic.

    I believe Howe didn't have a helmet in NHL 12.
    Turbojugend
    I realize this is a minor thing, but with so many legends in the game are we also going to see helmet-less players? Gordie Howe with a helmet would be absolutely anti-climactic.

    That is what I’m hoping for. I hope they bring back classic goalie masks and give you the option to make created players helmetless if they do that then I am going to make some classic 70s rosters for myself to play. I’d start with the 1971 season first because of Orr’s Bruins.
    I have actually created a load of accurate classic rosters for seasons from the 80s and 90s in NHL 17 and 18. It is a lot of fun to make from scratch. If they ever add roster sharing I’d actually create some to share with you guys, but it doesn’t seem like that will be happening with this game:(
    Of  coarse actual historic teams require historic uniforms.  There are many important vintage uniforms/logos  that have never made it into EA's hockey game since
    the last big attempt on '09.  2k had dominated in this  department until 2k10.
    Boston, Buffalo, Calgary(home and correct road),  LA, Minnesota, Rangers, Philly, St. Louis, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington from the 80's are missing.  Buffalo, Calgary, Dallas, Hartford, LA, Minnesota, NY Islanders, NY Rangers, Ottawa, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, St Louis, San Jose, Toronto, Washington, and Winnipeg 90's are missing.  Not even counting third jerseys.  Original Sharks logo uniform, Blues  logo when the wore red and mid 90's Jests logo are absent. 
    Would be great to have these in create a team until time we are able to import our own.  
    I dare not ask when this could or would be. 

    NHL 1970's
    All 16 NHL teams
    8 of the most notable WHA teams
    ​1972 Summit Series between Canada and USSR
    1976 Canada Cup tournament (all 6 nations)
    Authentic stadium and arenas of the time
    Retro equipment (pads, helmets, etc.)
    Atmosphere of the era (organ music, vintage feel)
    ​And much, much, more!

    NHL 1980's
    All 21 NHL teams
    ​1980 Olympics (USA and USSR)
    1987 Canada Cup tournament (all 6 nations)
    Authentic stadium and arenas of the time
    Authentic atmosphere of the era (80's music, 80's fashion, etc.)
    ​And much, much, more!
    I may be wishing the impossible, but to create a real authentic retro feel to go along with classic teams (in addition to those 200 legends), we would need :
    - Option to remove helmets
    - More vintage helmets options (Cooper SK-10, Jofa 235, Messier's Winwell, Lange, Jofa 280, Cooper SK-2000, Jofa 366, Northland, CCM Pro Standard III, Cooper SK-300, etc.)
    - Vintage goalie masks and/or Goalie Masks Editor
    - Option to input custom music (70's, 80's, 90's etc.)
    - Option to remove adds on boards
    - Retro arenas - Forum, Boston Gardens, Chicago Stadium, MSG, Olympia, Maple Leafs Gardens (we've seen this in NBA 2K and The Show for years now)
    - Grainy filter (should be cool for old games.... WWE 2K14 had this option)
    And I'm thinking of more things, but those are the essential IMO.... the addition of that much customization would be sooooo freakin cool!!
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