Stop lying to yourselves, cross crease is trash
The cross crease has always been a problem in the nhl series but in a year where they advertised that they had fixed it, its the worst its ever been. I get that there are way to defend it but even with that, almost half the goals scored will probably be some weird cross crease that somehow passes right through your defensemen. I hate the fact that you need to completely control your player in the slot just to block one stupid play instead of playing as the primary defender. The AI should be AT LEAST semi-competent in stopping the cross crease, but right now they don't do anything. The fix shouldn't be that you should drop everything your doing and defend the cross crease. I hate the fact that if you don't do this, in online games you will probably have about 60%+ of the goals scored against you be cross crease. This is just stupid. If you want to primarily defend the cross crease, this should almost eliminate the play... not turn it into a 30% chance play. Not to mention for those not at a higher skill level, the game just becomes a straight cross crease shootout. THIS IS GARBAGE. I PAID FOR YOU TO FIX YOUR GAME. THEY NEED TO FIX IT. STOP GIVING THEM EXCUSES.