I just bought ESPN NHL 2K5 and from the small amount of time I have spent playing it, have been pretty unimpressive. Then again, maybe I am being unfair judging it so quick. But I was also not impressed with last years offering by ESPN either. I felt that EA's NHL 2004 was the BEST hockey game ever made. I love it and am still playing it. The only complaint I have about it now is that it is way too easy. Anyway, I was wondering if there is a confirmed release date of this title? And if there are any reviews on it? If they just improve on last years version, it should be a very good game. I read somewhere that there is not going to be a create a player option for 2005? I hope I was reading that wrong because that would be a HUGE mistake. Have you guys heard anything about that?