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Top Fantasy Centers

from Matt Cubeta of NHL.com,

From Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos—a bona fide superstar who gives Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Daniel Sedin a run for their money in terms of the best overall fantasy player—to Logan Couture, who emerged as one of the more dangerous players on the ice, night in night out, this year’s crop of centers will help make your fantasy team a contender.

read on for the top 30 ranked centers…

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NHL 12 Update: More EA Sports Season Ticket Info and Speculation

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Yesterday, shortly before 5PM EST, I got an email from EA Sports in my inbox. It was to let me know that my 3 day early access download for Madden NFL 12 had been released and was ready for download as a part of my subscription to EA Sports Season Ticket program. Although the release time for this, including NHL 12 and other future games that support the new Season Ticket plan, is supposed to be 6PM EST. As I had suspected, somehow my time-zone had never gotten properly set on my Google account, in fact it was way off, but even after I had made the proper adjustment, it still appears that this time-stamp on that email was indeed correct.

UPDATE - 12:20 PM Also, just found some info about an Xbox 360 store in Toronto that has an extended demo of NHL 12 available for play, more info at the bottom of this post!

There is more to this story obviously, so continue reading for the rest of the information I’ve figured out since then.

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  Tags: ea+sports+nhl+12, ea+sports+season+ticket

NHL 12 Update: EASHL Tidbits, New European Arenas Video, and Old News

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Alright, well both of these little news tidbits come from yesterday, but I figured I’d let my recent HockeyFest announcement simmer for the time being, as nothing here is major news, so I figured it could wait a day. Anyway, EA has released a new short blog that consisted of a quick Q&A regarding a few of the new online features, all of which pertain to the EASHL. There was also a new video found on EA’s Swiss YouTube channel, which announced that a few European arenas are to be accurately featured in NHL 12. Then there is some older news, which EA reminded me of by reminding people about it on their NHL 12 FaceBook page. I would have already covered that older news, but it’s so old that it pre-dates my time here at KK.

UPDATE: 4 PM - A new video has just been released by EA featuring Wayne Gretzky talking about the Legends, although there is no new info here, aside from a clear shot of the front of the “Legends Team” uniforms. The video has been included at the bottom of the post.

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  Tags: ea+sports+nhl+12, wayne+gretzky

Too Many Top Defensemen

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If you think that determining who the top goalie will be for fantasy teams this season is tough, wait until you attempt to sift through the number of defensemen who have been at or near the top of the scoring race the past couple seasons. I attempted to narrow down this list to five defensemen, but I had waaaay too difficult a time with that. Plus I’d be subjecting myself to far too much criticism from the masses! (By the way, I love the comments… keep ‘em coming.)

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  Tags: dan+boyle, defensemen, drew+doughty, duncan+keith, dustin+byfuglien, fantasy+hockey, keith+yandle, lubomir+visnovsky, mike+green, nicklas+lidstrom, shea+weber, zdeno+chara

A Whole New NHL

from Dave Lozo of NHL.com,

It took six hours, 15 people and 5 large cheese pizzas to get it done, but we drafted 690 hockey players to fill out 30 NHL rosters, and here they are.

To follow along with the order of the draft, just start with Edmonton Oilers in the first round, scroll down to the Boston Bruins, then scroll back up. The Bruins made the first pick in the second round in this snake draft.

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Tell me, do you like your current NHL roster or the new roster selected by NHL.com?

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NHL 12 Demo - First Impressions

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Alright, well now that I’ve had a full day or so of virtually non-stop demo playing, with the exception of falling asleep at the controller a few times. I’m ready to give you my rundown of my initial impressions of this little taste of NHL 12 that EA Sports has given us.

First, in an overall sense, as I had suspected based on everything I had read and saw prior to this, a few small improvements have gone a long way into completely changing how the game feels and plays. Much like last year, when I thought the implementation of the new passing system alone in NHL 11, changed how the game felt and played across every mode.

 

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  Tags: ea+sports+nhl+12

NHL 12 Demo Now Available for Download! (Xbox 360)

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As of 6:07AM the NHL 12 demo has been added to the game marketplace for demos on the Xbox Live website… and is currently downloading on my system! Should update on the dashboard soon as well. This is just a heads up… enjoy the demo everyone!

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NHL 12 Demo Preview

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Well, we are just a handful of hours away from the release of the official NHL 12 demo this year. At least potentially, as one of the few questions that remains about the demo is, when exactly is it coming out? We know August 23, we just don’t know when it will actually drop tomorrow. It could be 12:01 AM EST, or it could be sometime in the middle of the afternoon, no one really has any idea. ( Update - check the bottom of this post for the expected time ) Either way, expect a quick update from me tomorrow once it is officially available for download.

In the meantime, let’s go over what to expect in the demo this year, as we will be getting a lot more than we usually get from the annual NHL-series demo.  Additional Late Update - Two brand new videos from GameSpot.com have been added at the end.

 

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  Tags: ea+sports+nhl+12

The Case for Number One in Goal

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Determining a first overall pick in this year’s fantasy hockey drafts is anything but easy, but we probably know this much: the first overall pick won’t be a goalie. Yet a goalie is an important investment to fantasy hockey teams, since only two goalies can be responsible for four out of a team’s ten stat categories in many fantasy hockey leagues. The need for solid goaltending explains why many starting goalies can fly off the board early in fantasy hockey drafts.

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  Tags: carey+price, cory+schneider, fantasy+hockey, goalies, henrik+lundqvist, ilya+bryzgalov, jose+theodore, martin+brodeur, nikolai+khabibulin, pekka+rinne, roberto+luongo, ryan+miller, sergei+bobrovsky, steve+mason, tim+thomas, tomas+vokoun, tuukka+rask

In Defense of Jeremy Roenick

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Well, I’ve clearly been noticing the amount of heat JR has been getting lately, after this week’s earlier announcement that he would be included as a “Legend” in NHL 12. “Outraged” would be the best term to describe most fan’s reactions to this announcement. I will admit, that I too was a bit surprised at this news, considering I put a lot of time and thought into my own short list of candidates who I felt would be worthy of such an honor. Of that list of mine, 7 of the 9 players I named ended up finding their way onto the NHL 12 Legends list. The two exceptions were Roenick and Salming.

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  Tags: chicago+blackhawks, ea+sports+nhl+12, jeremy+roenick, usa+hockey

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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