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BettisFan
06-09-2008, 12:00 AM
http://www.pastapadre.com/2657/dion-phaneuf-is-the-nhl-09-cover-athlete
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"The Calgary Sun has revealed that Dion Phaneuf of the Calgary Flames will be the cover athlete for NHL 09. The first news on the game was released the other day however the cover remained a mystery until now. Apparently EA Sports has chosen Phaneuf, a defenseman, to spotlight the improvements that have been made to checking and defensive plays.

As one of the top-scoring defencemen in the NHL, as well as being widely regarded as the league’s hardest hitter, Phaneuf was deemed the perfect choice for this year’s version of the game, which will feature more realistic checks and deeper defensive controls.

NHL 09 will also feature a new tutorial mode to teach players not only the game’s controls, but hockey strategies in general. Littman said it’s a way of helping newcomers get into the action without dumbing down the game for veteran players."

Phaneuf was a good choice but not the best, I am assuming they had this in the works before the cup was played out and they usually dont pick a player in the cup, 07 was Ovechkin this years was Stall, but as a homer I would have liked to see a Pen on the front of the game :( . I cant wait for the game to come out either way, hockey is a much more edge of your seat and better to watch game than any other sport and that goes for the video game as well, 09 should be off the wall!

pittsburghp8baller
06-09-2008, 12:41 AM
they picked phanueff because he fits the new features towards the gameplay (more realistic hits; lifting sticks; better stick control and loos like there is a dump button(s) meaning i can now pull off the "murphy" dump), i thougt it would have been a good idea to put like datsyuk/zetterberg or crosby/malkin depending on who won the cup but i think phanueff is a good pick he is a good young defenseman

BettisFan
06-10-2008, 12:40 AM
Then he goes perfect with what they are doing great choice this game should be phenominal! Do u know the date it is supposed to come out?

pittsburghp8baller
06-10-2008, 09:30 AM
the official drop date is September 9

the website is up

www.easports.com/nhl09

BettisFan
06-10-2008, 10:57 AM
nice man thanks i am going to need to reserve that

pittsburghp8baller
06-10-2008, 12:12 PM
nice man thanks i am going to need to reserve that

yea the first thing i get with my paycheck is reserving NHL 09, i dont think im even gonna get madden or NCAA this year; im not gonna spend 100+ dollars on two games jus for me to stop playn them as soon as NHL comes out

does any1 know if i can cancel reserves at EB and still get my money or even part of it back

Pittsburghfan
06-10-2008, 11:37 PM
gamers in Russia and Sweden get native sons Ovechkin and Alfredsson.
Ovechkin was on NHL 07. Malkin hasn't been on a cover. and I see nothing wrong with Alfi in sweden.

pittsburghp8baller
06-10-2008, 11:46 PM
gamers in Russia and Sweden get native sons Ovechkin and Alfredsson.
Ovechkin was on NHL 07. Malkin hasn't been on a cover. and I see nothing wrong with Alfi in sweden.

how bout putting Malkin on the cover in Russia and maybe CUP CHAMPION Nick Lidstrom on in sweeden; i think alfi has been on swedish versions cover more times than not

BettisFan
06-11-2008, 12:05 AM
yea i reserved madden 09 yesterday so i dunno

Godfather
06-16-2008, 09:28 PM
Malkin hasn't been on a cover.

I hope it stays that way! No Pens or Steelers on an EA cover!

pittsburghp8baller
06-16-2008, 09:51 PM
I hope it stays that way! No Pens or Steelers on an EA cover!

ive never heard of a NHL cover curse? i mean OV was on the cover of 07 and a year later he won the scoring title and MVP

BettisFan
06-16-2008, 11:25 PM
screw the curses i want our players on the covers its respect

pittsburghp8baller
06-16-2008, 11:35 PM
screw the curses i want our players on the covers its respect

the only reason that we may not see a Pen on the cover is the money. the cover athlete gets a portion of every copy sold and the better the player the more money they get. and EA cant have some big name guy taking up the majority of the spending budget. which would u rather have- sidney crosby or evgeni malkin on the cover or them continiung to make better one of the best sports games that we have seen?