Updating rosters on nhl 09
NHL 09 introduced several new features from the previous year's edition of the game.Features such as the defensive skill stick, dump-and-chase, and the lift stick option played into the advanced user's demographic.The cover on the Russian version features Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin.
This was also the case on the Tampa Bay Lightning jersey as it lacks the silver striping on the torso. Louis Blues' third jersey is also incorrect, as the lettering is white instead of yellow in reality.
EA Sports has added an option to use an old, nostalgic style of controls to help players get used to the game.
These controls will use the face buttons to do most of the work, such as 'A' being pass and 'B' being shoot instead of using the right-analog stick.
NHL 09 now includes the German DEL, the Czech Extraliga, the Swedish Elitserien, the Finnish SM-liiga, and the Russian Superleague, with the latter now defunct, replaced by the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), though not featured in the game.
On the PS2 version of NHL 09 there is a Be a Pro Mode where you create a player or use a rookie NHL player and take him in the NHL (also included in EA Sports NBA Live and FIFA Soccer/Football series and is similar to Madden's Superstar Mode), new rookie controls, European dynasty leagues, all-new tutorial videos, and authentic NHL gameplay.