Blue line animations
Hopefully in NHL 19 they will finally add some new animations around the blue line. Offensive players hardly try to keep themselves and the puck in the zone. Other players try a little bit when entering the zone (foot drag), but once you are in the offensive zone they don't do squat to keep the puck in it. I am not asking for more manual help from the game. When I am turning or cycling the puck the players need better blue line awareness where they go out of their way to keep the puck in the zone. For example if I am skating towards the blue line with the puck and hit up, I shouldn't slightly glide out of the zone bringing the puck with me. My player should do more, as I am trying to control them to do, to keep the puck in the zone. When I turn near the line they should bring the puck in tighter to their bodies. All I know is right now there is next to zero player awareness when the play is occurring near the line.