Game Description:Face off with all your favorite NHL players as EA Sports returns to the ice for 2004! New passing, checking and fighting controls and a much smarter AI make this one of the most realistic simulation-style hockey titles ever. 39 new teams from Germany, Sweden and Finland have been added to the mix of standard international and US teams. Control every aspect of your team, from the ice through the off-season with the deepest franchise mode in hockey. Build your powerhouse for up to 20 seasons, managing team facilities, travel, equipment and administrative staff, all of which affect how your team performs. Skate online against friends with chat and tournament play.