August 14, 2010
Cue the "Brass Bonanza": The Hartford Whalers will be in next month's release of NHL 11 from EA Sports.
Well, it won't be the likes of Kevin Dineen, Ron Francis or Ray Ferraro appearing in the game. Instead, the beautiful green and white jerseys that they wore will be an alternate selection if you choose to play for or against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Classic jerseys have been in EA's NHL games for a while now, but the addition of the Whale is something gamers have been wishing for since the franchise moved to Carolina.
The game will be released on Sept. 7, but EA announced this week that the demo will be available for download this coming Tuesday for both Playstation and XBOX users barring any first party issues.
Playable on the demo will be EA's new Hockey Ultimate Team mode, their version of an online dynasty, as well as the "Battle for the Cup" mode that will allow you to play the third period of a Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers. This was also featured in the NHL 10 demo with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings.