The game is well.... pretty darn good
Sure there's minor things like the AI acting a fool in EASHL and SUPER AI goalies on one side making spiderman saves when your own AI is knocking into your net. BUT as a whole the game plays pretty well if you have 4 or more humans playing. Teamwork, dumb n chase, all work great. If you want to cherry pick and cross snipe... you will lose to good teams. It isn't perfect, but EA improved on NHL16 big time. Nice work EA.... keep moving in the correct direction. Oh and up the goalie interference penalties.... they're pretty ridiculous right now.