April 10, 2009

Virtual Raycrap

EA Sports' NHL 09 is, hands down, the most realistic hockey video game. Ever.

Check out the video below (the goalie is none other than my good friend Andrew Raycroft) ...


  
 

I was the Calgary Flames' defenceman, rounding the net. There were but four seconds left on the clock. I fired it. 

And what do you know? Good old Raycrap.

Well done, folks at EA Sports. Well done ...

15 comments:

Archimedes said...

Just to keep it real:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJStGMYi6hM

Down Goes Brown said...

Wait, why aren't you the Leafs?

Jaredoflondon said...

"Wait, why aren't you the Leafs?"

I'm surprised your not vancouver

eyebleaf said...

Arch: At least the one on Toskala bounced ...

DGB & Jared: Man, you guys are COMPLETELY missing the point. It was a random online game, and sometimes it's fun to use a team with some decent forwards. You know, Iginla, Cammalleri, Jokinen, and such ...

Jaredoflondon said...

wait, I have to start having points now?
this will not end well

eyebleaf said...

No, you're right Jared, you don't. Please don't ever change. You're a rudey.

eyebleaf said...

And DGB, for the record, I'm currently running a dynasty with the Canucks. That's a good hockey team they've got out west.

Scott said...

I understand using another team, I get too attached to Toronto squads in video games. Just end up breaking controllers and putting holes in my wall.

eyebleaf said...

Scott, I'm fucked up. I don't ever make trades, or anything like that. I always use the Leafs, and use the roster that we've got. I ran a season, clawed my way into the playoffs as the 7th seed, and was eliminated in the second round. It was pretty realistic, in the sense that Jason Blake was my leading score. And totally unrealistic, in that ToskaLOL was decent, and I made the playoffs. But, I was eliminated, and it was a huge fucking waste of time.

That being said, the goal scored on Raycrap from my own end is the highlight of my NHL 09 "career."

Scott said...

That's rough man. ToskaLOL is really good in video games, probably not in next year's though.

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if the game is so realistic, does that mean that avery would be a complete d-bag to blake?

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Archimedes said...

Can we please include more NHL 09 related discussions?

Pavel Kubina won the Norris in my first season. He fucking earned it too.

What a warrior.

bkblades said...

I keep it real by playing NHL '94. My idea of dynasty is playing a full season and playoffs. Then seeing those accumulated stats disappear as soon as I turn off the console.

eyebleaf said...

Sean Avery wears short shorts. Plaid short shorts.

Am I the only sucker who can't win a faceoff with Grabovski to save his life? I had to put our hot-headed young Belarusian friend on the wing. He's sick.

And BK, you can now run a one year dynasty in 09. One, five, 10, 20 and 25, I believe. I only ever get through one season, anyway.

Nathan aka Carcel Mousineau said...

Luke Schenn won the Calder in my game, and the Norris. Then he led the Leafs to the Cup...Did have to make some trades though...was floundering near the bottom with the original roster.