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From: redditor u/FrankyCantEvenFly

What of these 82 removed features removed from last gen (Xbox 360 & PS3) would you like back?

1 - create your own plays removed

2 - different skate blade radius choice removed

3 - several stick blade types removed
ability to practice shooting/skating while editing player or goalie removed

4 - net front tap-in animations removed

5 - net mesh animations removed

6 - broken glass removed

7 - stick breaking in EASHL removed

8 - hitting into the bench removed

9 - holding the blue line animation removed

10 - snap shot animations removed

11 - 4 D-pad celebrations removed

12 - LS Goal celebration removed

13 - Live the life mode removed

14 - Connected franchise removed

15 - All-time Franchise GM stats removed

16 - Winter Classic mode removed

17 - Be a GM office customizer removed, over 40 items removed from this feature itself

18 - Be a GM mode had trading phones removed

19 - Custom music removed

20 - Custom Audio removed

21 - Ability to control all teams in Franchise removed

22 - International Tournament mode removed

23 - Authentic goal songs removed

24 - In game scores from other games removed

25 - Legends removed

26 - skating through intro-props removed

27 - NBC authentic broadcast removed

28 - dynamic attendance removed

29 - Helmet Numbers removed

30 - Several Custom logos removed

31 - different goalie animations removed

32 - Authentic Puck Physics (a big seller for nhl 13) removed…

33 - allstar game removed from be a gm

34 - stanley cup banner removed from franchise

35 - trophy banner presentation removed from EASHL

36 - 4 stick flex options removed

37 - award winners mention in franchise mode commentary removed

38 - every 2 years bauer goalie pads get removed, but we have 10 year old Vaughn and Warrior pads.

39 - authentic goalie helmets removed (jonathan quick etc.)

40 - ability to turn off retired numbers

41 - strategy settings used to have visual demonstrations

42 - intro presentations removed

43 - deep rich colours removed from customizer, you no longer have the ability on the colour wheel to create it. all colours are now washed out with a greyish hue.

44 - the ice used to effect the puck physics the longer the period went on, rough ice would produce more bounces etc…

45 - the ability to edit players positions in franchise mode removed

46 - the ability to start your be a pro in the minor leagues.

47 - demonstrations of coach settings and types removed

48 - ability to see more than just 5 years of recent trophy/award winners removed

49 - jersey physics removed from NHL 16

50 - Injured players in NHL 14 used to have special face protectors, such as a full bubble or jaw shield if they hurt their face.

51 - used to be able to assign scouts to specific player positions

52 - 3 stars of the game presentation removed

53 - mid net cameras removed from nets

54 - no overtime winner celebration

55 - no custom camera option

56 - Celebration for the cup and series wins are now the same, in the past only gloves would come off in the finals victory.

57 - no mobile app

58 - ability to see amount of users online

59 - the favourite team option used to personalize the menu with pictures from your favourite team

60 - action tracker on all events removed

61 - european teams used to have several different arena types, now it is only 1 default arena

62 - european leagues used to have advertisements all over the ice

63 - goal horns used to be accurate

64 - goal celebration cut scenes now show everyone as the same height

65 - goalie stick tape used to have a full custom colour palate

66 - playoff towels removed from certain nhl teams

67 - collision physics removed

68 - players fighting goalies removed

69 - fans used to boo the opposing player that injured their teams player

70 - HUT points rewarded for playing any game mode

71 - season length removed

72 - franchise mode used to have practice

73 - ability to predict shot while playing goalie

74 - gallery with saved video and pictures from instant replays removed

75 - goalie helmets used to come off

76 - scoreboard on top removed

77 - breakaway counter stat removed

78 - enforcer system removed

79 - feedback voting with ea doesn’t exist anymore

80 - numerous authentic jerseys removed

81 - Ability to check box scores of past games in franchise mode

82 - Play “today’s matchups” removed

83 - Relive past moments removed

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  • Depressing list
  • It’s pretty amazing to see how much has been removed from the game over the years. In saying that, I feel like it’s a pretty even mix of things I wish were in the game, things that I don’t care are there anymore, things that were removed because of requests or licensing and things I actually don’t even remember being in the game before.
    But yeah, why they remove so many good features that are already in the game is a good question.
  • create your own plays removed

    fans used to boo the opposing player that injured their teams player

    the ice used to effect the puck physics the longer the period went on, rough ice would produce more bounces etc…

    strategy settings used to have visual demonstrations

    Thoose are the things I could see in the game.



    " 3 stars of the game presentation removed" - isn't that bad with todays presentation, after the game.
  • I don't believe #81 ever existed in EA NHL, it did in NHL 2k but not EA NHL. So this can't even be on the list.

    The only thing I really miss about the Be A GM mode is the GM Tracker, that was fantastic. And sorely needed back in that mode.

    GM Connected would be a welcome addition back into the game also. But I'm not sure if it is on the list because I quickly skimmed over it.
  • would be nice to see even some of these put back in
  • goalie stick tape used to have a full custom colour palate

    it's an interesting list, but a lot of these are a bit of a reach to make the number of 'features' removed seem higher in an attempt to go viral.
    collision physics removed


    like.. what?
    players fighting goalies removed

    what a travesty that this super realistic 'feature' was removed...
    ability to predict shot while playing goalie

    Pretty sure that was NHL 2k's goalie mode...
    scoreboard on top removed

    .... and put on the bottom. So not 'removed' but changed...
    breakaway counter stat removed

    who cares?
    no mobile app

    The only mobile app they ever had was for GM Connected, a mode that was 'removed' for sure but the app and the GM connected mode should count as 1 item, IMO.

    in any case, definitely a lot of features removed but it's not 82 lmao
  • Also on the ps3 version you used to be able to change what the buttons do. I miss that. It probably has to do with the skill stick. I can't remember what I used to change but it had something to do with checking. If I was able to change it around again, the stupid icing the puck or passing the puck when you don't have the puck when going in for a check wouldn't happen anymore.
  • jrago73
    748 posts Member
    edited August 26
    goalie stick tape used to have a full custom colour palate

    it's an interesting list, but a lot of these are a bit of a reach to make the number of 'features' removed seem higher in an attempt to go viral.
    collision physics removed


    like.. what?
    players fighting goalies removed

    what a travesty that this super realistic 'feature' was removed...
    ability to predict shot while playing goalie

    Pretty sure that was NHL 2k's goalie mode...
    scoreboard on top removed

    .... and put on the bottom. So not 'removed' but changed...
    breakaway counter stat removed

    who cares?
    no mobile app

    The only mobile app they ever had was for GM Connected, a mode that was 'removed' for sure but the app and the GM connected mode should count as 1 item, IMO.

    in any case, definitely a lot of features removed but it's not 82 lmao

    The goalie shot prediction was in for 1 year. NHL 13 maybe.

    Edit: NHL13 was a good guess, found some threads on reddit. "Goalie anticipation stick" on the RS.
  • kyl_35
    184 posts Member
    From: redditor u/FrankyCantEvenFly

    What of these 82 removed features removed from last gen (Xbox 360 & PS3) would you like back?

    1 - create your own plays removed

    2 - different skate blade radius choice removed

    3 - several stick blade types removed
    ability to practice shooting/skating while editing player or goalie removed

    4 - net front tap-in animations removed

    5 - net mesh animations removed

    6 - broken glass removed


    8 - hitting into the bench removed

    9 - holding the blue line animation removed

    10 - snap shot animations removed

    14 - Connected franchise removed

    15 - All-time Franchise GM stats removed

    16 - Winter Classic mode removed

    19 - Custom music removed

    20 - Custom Audio removed

    21 - Ability to control all teams in Franchise removed

    22 - International Tournament mode removed

    23 - Authentic goal songs removed

    24 - In game scores from other games removed

    25 - Legends removed

    26 - skating through intro-props removed


    28 - dynamic attendance removed

    29 - Helmet Numbers removed

    30 - Several Custom logos removed

    31 - different goalie animations removed

    32 - Authentic Puck Physics (a big seller for nhl 13) removed…

    33 - allstar game removed from be a gm

    34 - stanley cup banner removed from franchise

    35 - trophy banner presentation removed from EASHL

    36 - 4 stick flex options removed

    37 - award winners mention in franchise mode commentary removed

    38 - every 2 years bauer goalie pads get removed, but we have 10 year old Vaughn and Warrior pads.

    39 - authentic goalie helmets removed (jonathan quick etc.)

    40 - ability to turn off retired numbers

    41 - strategy settings used to have visual demonstrations

    42 - intro presentations removed


    44 - the ice used to effect the puck physics the longer the period went on, rough ice would produce more bounces etc…

    45 - the ability to edit players positions in franchise mode removed

    46 - the ability to start your be a pro in the minor leagues.

    47 - demonstrations of coach settings and types removed

    48 - ability to see more than just 5 years of recent trophy/award winners removed

    49 - jersey physics removed from NHL 16

    50 - Injured players in NHL 14 used to have special face protectors, such as a full bubble or jaw shield if they hurt their face.

    51 - used to be able to assign scouts to specific player positions


    54 - no overtime winner celebration

    55 - no custom camera option

    56 - Celebration for the cup and series wins are now the same, in the past only gloves would come off in the finals victory.


    58 - ability to see amount of users online

    59 - the favourite team option used to personalize the menu with pictures from your favourite team

    60 - action tracker on all events removed

    61 - european teams used to have several different arena types, now it is only 1 default arena

    62 - european leagues used to have advertisements all over the ice

    63 - goal horns used to be accurate

    64 - goal celebration cut scenes now show everyone as the same height

    66 - playoff towels removed from certain nhl teams

    67 - collision physics removed

    68 - players fighting goalies removed

    69 - fans used to boo the opposing player that injured their teams player

    71 - season length removed

    72 - franchise mode used to have practice

    73 - ability to predict shot while playing goalie

    74 - gallery with saved video and pictures from instant replays removed

    75 - goalie helmets used to come off



    78 - enforcer system removed

    80 - numerous authentic jerseys removed

    81 - Ability to check box scores of past games in franchise mode

    82 - Play “today’s matchups” removed

    I don’t know if all of these are necessarily out of the game, but these are the ones I think should (have) stay(ed)
  • FloundinatorQQ
    127 posts Member
    edited August 26
    quote="jrago73;c-2205621"]
    collision physics removed


    like.. what?

    After nhl 14, they completely ruined hitting... because too many people said, "it's op and people are getting laid out too much." Thise were probably also the same people skating in a straight line, who desrved to get laid out as well... Since then collision physics have been horrible... you go to make a hit now and there's like a bubble, so the hit doesn't happen. It's even hard to be consistent at forechecking, to bump player off the puck, which is a decent part of my game.
  • After nhl 14, they completely ruined hitting... because too many people said, "it's op and people are getting laid out too much." Thise were probably also the same people skating in a straight line, who desrved to get laid out as well... Since then collision physics have been horrible... you go to make a hit now and there's like a bubble, so the hit doesn't happen. It's even hard to be consistent at forechecking, to bump player off the puck, which is a decent part of my game.
    Not a bad thing in the large scale. In reality hits are a bad decision. You're committing your body to a single action, which likely takes you out of the play for an extended period of time.

    To be effective at 'bumping' and physically separating player from puck, '21 requires you to get in front of a puck carrier. And 'body position' is a realistic advantage.

    The only thing that prevents this from occurring in this game with regularity are players who spam the LT. And I don't think you're talking about them.
  • I'm kinda happy that the stick breaking is out. I get it's part of the game. Maybe it should be allowed to be decided on when playing single player but I hate anything that creates "randomness" online.

    If I miss the net completely a few times and then a stick breaks and I'm outshooting and outplaying someone and lose I would be pretty frustrated. Those things happen though.

    I did play a game where the game messed up and someone on the opposing team's stick broke as soon as the puck dropped every single time and we were laughing about it all game. He would run to the bench after puck drop. One of the funniest glitches I have seen.
  • belair_col wrote: »
    After nhl 14, they completely ruined hitting... because too many people said, "it's op and people are getting laid out too much." Thise were probably also the same people skating in a straight line, who desrved to get laid out as well... Since then collision physics have been horrible... you go to make a hit now and there's like a bubble, so the hit doesn't happen. It's even hard to be consistent at forechecking, to bump player off the puck, which is a decent part of my game.
    Not a bad thing in the large scale. In reality hits are a bad decision. You're committing your body to a single action, which likely takes you out of the play for an extended period of time.

    To be effective at 'bumping' and physically separating player from puck, '21 requires you to get in front of a puck carrier. And 'body position' is a realistic advantage.

    The only thing that prevents this from occurring in this game with regularity are players who spam the LT. And I don't think you're talking about them.

    But why should I have to be able to bump people off the puck from in the front of them... you can bump someone off the puck from the back as well...

    I don't think scaling back the hitting this much was a good idea, imo.. big hits can sometimes slow the game pace down, which needs to happen... too much north to south puck movement, this would also maybe force people to learn an east to west game..
  • I'm kinda happy that the stick breaking is out. I get it's part of the game. Maybe it should be allowed to be decided on when playing single player but I hate anything that creates "randomness" online.

    If I miss the net completely a few times and then a stick breaks and I'm outshooting and outplaying someone and lose I would be pretty frustrated. Those things happen though.

    I did play a game where the game messed up and someone on the opposing team's stick broke as soon as the puck dropped every single time and we were laughing about it all game. He would run to the bench after puck drop. One of the funniest glitches I have seen.

    If anything stick breaks should happen if a player slashes you randomly, the stick breaking was nice, because it does happen in the real game... they just not have it happen too much, then yes it would get old
  • goalie stick tape used to have a full custom colour palate

    it's an interesting list, but a lot of these are a bit of a reach to make the number of 'features' removed seem higher in an attempt to go viral.
    collision physics removed


    like.. what?
    players fighting goalies removed

    what a travesty that this super realistic 'feature' was removed...
    ability to predict shot while playing goalie

    Pretty sure that was NHL 2k's goalie mode...
    scoreboard on top removed

    .... and put on the bottom. So not 'removed' but changed...
    breakaway counter stat removed

    who cares?
    no mobile app

    The only mobile app they ever had was for GM Connected, a mode that was 'removed' for sure but the app and the GM connected mode should count as 1 item, IMO.

    in any case, definitely a lot of features removed but it's not 82 lmao

    Ability to predict shot, I'm assuming he meant the anticipation stick. The last time goalie was actually fun for me, tbh.
  • From: redditor u/FrankyCantEvenFly

    What of these 82 removed features removed from last gen (Xbox 360 & PS3) would you like back?

    1 - create your own plays removed

    2 - different skate blade radius choice removed

    3 - several stick blade types removed

    4 - hitting into the bench removed

    5 - Connected franchise removed

    6 - All-time Franchise GM stats removed

    7 - Be a GM office customizer removed, over 40 items removed from this feature itself

    8 - Ability to control all teams in Franchise removed

    9 - In game scores from other games removed

    10 - allstar game removed from be a gm

    11 - stanley cup banner removed from franchise

    12 - 4 stick flex options removed

    13 - award winners mention in franchise mode commentary removed

    14 - ability to turn off retired numbers

    15 - strategy settings used to have visual demonstrations

    16 - intro presentations removed

    17 - the ability to edit players positions in franchise mode removed

    18 - the ability to start your be a pro in the minor leagues.

    19 - demonstrations of coach settings and types removed

    20 - ability to see more than just 5 years of recent trophy/award winners removed

    21 - used to be able to assign scouts to specific player positions

    22 - 3 stars of the game presentation removed

    23 - playoff towels removed from certain nhl teams

    24 - fans used to boo the opposing player that injured their teams player

    25 - season length removed

    26 - Ability to check box scores of past games in franchise mode

    And thus the list is shortened by things that are either a waste of time, licensing issues, or going in different directions.
  • The only thing I miss, as well as being one of the only things that can actually affect gameplay is the one-touch pass.
  • GramerProfesur
    561 posts Member
    edited August 28
    From: redditor u/FrankyCantEvenFly

    2 - different skate blade radius choice removed

    3 - several stick blade types removed
    ability to practice shooting/skating while editing player or goalie removed

    5 - net mesh animations removed

    7 - stick breaking in EASHL removed

    16 - Winter Classic mode removed

    28 - dynamic attendance removed

    32 - Authentic Puck Physics (a big seller for nhl 13) removed…

    33 - allstar game removed from be a gm

    34 - stanley cup banner removed from franchise

    35 - trophy banner presentation removed from EASHL

    36 - 4 stick flex options removed

    41 - strategy settings used to have visual demonstrations

    42 - intro presentations removed

    44 - the ice used to effect the puck physics the longer the period went on, rough ice would produce more bounces etc…

    63 - goal horns used to be accurate

    64 - goal celebration cut scenes now show everyone as the same height

    80 - numerous authentic jerseys removed

    These ones to me are definitely head scratchers. Add them back + roster sharing, some gameplay tweaks (as specifically to goalies and hitting along the boards, players bracing for the impacts if it’s a shoulder on shoulder hit) and I’ll be happy

  • GramerProfesur
    561 posts Member
    edited August 28
    Follisimo wrote: »
    From: redditor u/FrankyCantEvenFly

    What of these 82 removed features removed from last gen (Xbox 360 & PS3) would you like back?

    1 - create your own plays removed

    2 - different skate blade radius choice removed

    3 - several stick blade types removed

    4 - hitting into the bench removed

    5 - Connected franchise removed

    6 - All-time Franchise GM stats removed

    7 - Be a GM office customizer removed, over 40 items removed from this feature itself

    8 - Ability to control all teams in Franchise removed

    9 - In game scores from other games removed

    10 - allstar game removed from be a gm

    11 - stanley cup banner removed from franchise

    12 - 4 stick flex options removed

    13 - award winners mention in franchise mode commentary removed

    14 - ability to turn off retired numbers

    15 - strategy settings used to have visual demonstrations

    16 - intro presentations removed

    17 - the ability to edit players positions in franchise mode removed

    18 - the ability to start your be a pro in the minor leagues.

    19 - demonstrations of coach settings and types removed

    20 - ability to see more than just 5 years of recent trophy/award winners removed

    21 - used to be able to assign scouts to specific player positions

    22 - 3 stars of the game presentation removed

    23 - playoff towels removed from certain nhl teams

    24 - fans used to boo the opposing player that injured their teams player

    25 - season length removed

    26 - Ability to check box scores of past games in franchise mode

    And thus the list is shortened by things that are either a waste of time, licensing issues, or going in different directions.

    There are still several of those that are important, just because they aren’t to you doesn’t mean they aren’t to others
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