The gameplay is rock solid and it works like a charm, the controls, music, crowd, camera.. Flawless hockey atmosphere.
You can go on a franchise mode and lift the cup over your head and then get real drunk or just have a nice little exhibition game. Rosters are, oh well, were up-to-date and it had some international teams too with some wacky names in the roster of the smaller teams like Japan and Italy. But nevertheless to a hockey fan it was just great.
The game delivers great multiplayer fun, and great single player fun. It's a game that one can still after nine years slam into the PSone and just ENJOY giving big-hits and deking that one last defender. After you play it 100+ hours you'll notice that the game gets easy but hey, it's still hockey.