I am very much looking forward to the release of NHL 2K4 on the PS2. NHL 2K3 was easily the best NHL game I have ever played. It was by far the most realistic gameplay to date.I loved the dump and chase into the zone and the poke checks were sweet. It made EA'S NHL 2003 look like a complete joke. I will NEVER buy EA'S hockey game again unless they do a total rehaul of the game. Anyway, I am assuming that Sega will just improve upon last years version. I was wondering if there are any reviews or release dates for this yet? My wish list is 1. 5 minute majors are a must! 2. 4 minute double minors. 3. A much,much harder AI. I have it set on the hardest setting right now and still score 6-8 goals a game. 4. At least one custom player to be added to franchise mode. 5. A couple of different intro's before the hockey game starts. Watching and listening to the same one over and over again got old. 6. Make it harder to check a guy. 7. On auto mode,roll the lines a lot quicker and keep the 3rd and 4th lines out a little longer. If I can think of anything else to add to the list I will.