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Friday, July 17, 2009

NHL 10 EASHL Update

said, "The team has done some big improvements with goalies. As for the points differential, I will look into that with the team and see if I can get some info though may not be able to talk about it until August when we'll be dropping all the stuff on the new EASHL for next year.

Stay tuned! "

New GM Mode Info

Thursday, July 16, 2009

EASHL Championship Finals Set: Purple Cobraz vs The NHL Regulators

In every sport there can only be one winner. Over the past year, thousands have teamed up in the first ever EA SPORTS Hockey League in NHL 09 to bring their individual game to a new league where team play allowed our gamers to play together like never before.

For the past three weeks, sixteen of the top teams in the league have been invited to take part in an Online tournament to determine two Console Champions in the EASHL Invitational. This past Saturday, the two Console Champions have been crowned as big ups go to The NHL Regulators and Purple Cobraz who will be representing the PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360 consoles respectively.

“It’s an amazing feeling to be crowned the best team on the XBOX 360,” says Brandon LeBourveau aka DoMiNaTioN x21 one of the GM’s of the Purple Cobraz. “When I first heard about the new EASHL last summer, I knew I wanted to win the Championship.”

As Console Champs alongside the Purple Cobraz, The NHL Regulators will have their top six players in attendance in Vancouver from August 5th - August 7th to take part in a Best-of-Seven game series to crown the inaugural EASHL Champion.

“It’s exciting,” replies Bobby Jones aka Jones412pa one of the GM’s of The Regs. “Who would have thought playing a game would give you a chance to do something like this.”

The console finals this past Saturday saw some intense competition between the Final Four as The Regs defeated the #1 ranked No CryBabys by the score of 4-1 to take the PS3 title. On the 360 end the Cobraz needed to come from behind late in the game with a tying goal from LeBourveau, and then NfldTim scored the overtime winner to defeat the favored White Church in their final 2-1.

“We had to battle through a lot of adversity in that game especially since we spent the majority of the first two periods killing off penalties,” comments LeBrourveau. Don’t tell these guys that gaming is entirely different than actual sports as the similarities in their approach to the game are not unlike those that championship teams face. “As the time was winding down in the in the third and we trailed 1-0, we were all getting extremely nervous but I think that our experience this season helped us prevail. We know that this is a 60-minute game and we have to play hard to the final buzzer.”

On the PS3 end, The Regs had somewhat of an easier time skating to their victory. “We expected a closer game,” says Jones. “We capitalized on just about every chance we had and controlled the game using all five of our skaters.”

The Championship series in Vancouver brings both teams face to face while at the same time, it will bring the individual teams face-to-face as many on teams play from different cities altogether.

“Our chances are good if we can snag a game on the XBOX and play well on our console,” replies Jones when asked about the upcoming series which will have teams crossing over into both consoles.

“We are going to Vancouver with one goal in mind: Win the EASHL Championship. We will be ready to play each and every game and are not too worried about having to play on the PS3 console,” continues LeBourveau. > MORE

EASHL Championship Finals

Championship Game will take place in Vancouver. The teams will play in a Best-of-Seven series to take place August 5th-7th. The Purple Cobraz "home Ice" will be the X-box 360 while The NHL Regulators will be Defending the PS3. Each team will have to adapt to both consoles quickly in order to win the championship.

It would be pretty sweet if thePensblog could set up a similar tournament?!?!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Random Video Time

This video is pretty much the funniest moment of NHL 09 history...

Unreal goal by the CPU

Friday, July 10, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

EASHL XBox Championship

The console finals take place on July 11th at 12:00PM PST. The console finalists will then be invited to EA Canada to take part in a 7-Game Championship series to determine and crown the 2009 EASHL Champion.

#3 White Church Vs #5 Purple Cobra

I am asking for someone to stream this game live.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Good Read.

June 26, 2009
Penguins mania pushes Hockeytown aside

[CHICAGO, IL] -- Stop. Zip it. Don't go there!

Sure, the Pittsburgh Penguins have claimed their first Stanley Cup in the Sidney Crosby era, but before we anoint them as the next great NHL dynasty, let's see how this plays out first.

In the salary-cap age, there are too many things that sabotage the kind of run that the Edmonton Oilers had two decades ago. Until Crosby and company hoist at least two more Stanley Cups in the next few years, the dynasty talk is just that - talk.

As for the best hockey town in the United States, well, let's pass the torch right here, right now.

So long, Hockeytown, Michigan. Hello, Pucksburgh, Pennsylvania.

Detroit was worthy recipient of the title over the years, but no city in the US of A deserves it more than the Pittsburgh now. In the Penguins, the 'Burgh has a talented young team with a steely revolve whose best days are ahead of it, one that plays in a town that has been puck nuts for years, win or lose. In Ray Shero, it has an astute, aggressive general manager with championship genes. In Mario Lemieux, it has a team owner with a Hall of Fame presence. In two seasons, the team also will have its own state-of-the-art arena.

(Ground control to Marian Hossa: When you turned down a chance to play with these guys for five seasons, just what were you thinking?)

That’s not to say that the Red Wings will fall over a cliff any time soon. The organ-i-zation has too much depth and pride and smarts for that to happen.

Nonetheless, there’s a reason to think that the glory days are behind the Red Wings for awhile. Team captain Nicklas Lidstrom is 39 years old, and for one of the few times in his career, Mr. Norris Trophy looked like it in the playoffs. Forward Kris Draper is 38. Goaltender Chris Osgood and forward Tomas Holstrom are 36. D-man Brian Rafalski is 35. Center Pavel Datsyuk will turn 31 soon. It had to happen sometime, but the Big Red Machine has a lot well-worn parts now.

What puts Pucksburgh over the top is the best sixth man in the league. In Detroit, tickets to even some playoffs games were readily available this spring, which would have been unthinkable not long ago. Meanwhile, the Penguins have sold out Mellon Arena in 188 consecutive games, a streak that began after Crosby came aboard.

In the playoffs, the Mellonheads that don’t have tickets watch the game on a supersized TV monitor outside the arena doors. In the final game, NBC turn party-pooper and pulled the plug on the lawn party, but that didn’t stop a suburban Pittsburgh couple. They showed the game on a 10- by 15-foot screen outside their home, where a few hundred fans pulled up lawn chairs and whooped it up on the street.

Would you believe that 375,000 people showed up for the championship parade? Or nearly 15 percent of Greater Pittsburgh? On a Monday afternoon? And that only two arrests were made?

"We got off to a bad start, but they stuck behind us," Crosby said of the fans after the Stanley Cup clincher. "They have been so loyal to us for a long time. They deserve this."

When is the best time to rob a bank in the 'Burgh? Easy. When a Penguins game is on television. Local ratings are so ridiculous, nobody would know about it. The seventh game of the conference semifinals against the Washington Capitals was the highest-rated NHL game for any Fox Sports Network regional outlet in the country. In the regular season, the average Penguins game produced a 6.9 rating, the best of any FSN affiliate for the second consecutive season. More