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The patch absolutely ruined this game. The gameplay is unbelievably sloppy post patch.
The penalties are ridiculous, the AI cheats way worse than before on the harder difficulty levels, and the game more resembles tyke level hockey than the NHL. Players just jumble up around the puck when it's lose, and all 5 guys chase the puck carrier. The only reason they get away with it is because of the unfair warp drive the AI players seem to have built into their skates. I always get a good chuckle when opposing defencemen skate faster backwards from a dead stop than my guys can skate forward going at full speed. Ridiculous.