This is what it feels like to be a superstar -- you've got complete control of the stick and puck, and you're rushing the net for the game-winning goal. With all the teams, all the stars, and all the speed, power and moves of pro hockey, NHL 2003 puts you on the ice and lets you rule the rink!
NHL 2003 is a Sports/Hockey video game for GameCube developed and published by Electronic Arts on October 3, 2002. It's rated Everyone by the ESRB and 7 of our users have voted it 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Create a player and enter one of the following names. The game will complete his abilities and stats. Some players will also have a portrait.
Adam Hall Alfie Michaud Barry Richter Ben Simon Blake Bellefeuille Brad Moran Brian Sutherby Chris Ferraro Corey Hirsch Dave Morisset David Nemirovsky Derek Mackenzie Eric Fichaud Evgeny Konstantinov Greg Crozier Greg Pankewicz Guy Hebert Ivan Huml Jakub Cutta Jason LaBarbera Jason Zent Johan Witehall Kay Whitmore Larry Murphy Mark Fitzpatrick Marquis Mathieu Martin Brochu Matt Herr Matt Higgins Michel Larocque Raffi Torres Rene Corbet Rich Parent Rick Tabaracci Sascha Goc Scott Fankhouser Ty Jones Xavier DelisleMost of the real-life EA Sports personnel who worked on making the game are available as hidden characters. To access the EA players, go to the create-a- player section and input any EA Sports personnel name, which can be found in the credits section towards the back of the instruction booklet. Most (but not all) of the names exist as hidden players, including several names from the "thanks" list, along with commentator "Jim Hughson", rink announcer "Jon McComb" and Vancouver Canucks coach/NHL 2003 strategist "Marc Crawford". If you play in franchise mode, these players will occasionally appear in the rookie draft for you to sign. Note: The female Christian names have been substituted for viable male alternatives: e.g. Susan Smith is "Steve Smith", and Christine Staples is "Christie Staples". You will have to experiment to work the girls out. If you can be bothered to create enough of the players, you can fill out the EA Blades and EA Storm Custom Teams with actual EA Sports players to give you a further two teams to play with.
First thing's first, you MUST be really GOOD to be able to play on the difficult game setting, adjust the gameplay settings to your liking. Next, have a really good team with an overall of 100, to do this select one team and trade all your crappy players with an overall of 79 and below. However teams need at least 18 skaters and 2 goaltenders, trade your 79 and below skaters for really good players from 80 to 100 (100 overall for created skaters), anything else before 100 is either a custom skater or a real NHL player or ex-NHL player such as Patrick Roy. Once you have done that use your overall 100 team against a weak team such as Florida, make sure you give your team the Advantage to skate fast and you Goaltender the advantage as well.
When entering a name for a created player, use an existing NHL player's name. A prompt will confirm that the player is in the database and then ask if you want to create a player like him. Select "Yes" and you will receive his face type and picture for you player. You can then enter any name and stats once you have finished.
If you are skating with someone that has a very high rank in the Deke category such as Joe Sakic, Paul Kariya, etc., once you get past the opposition's blue line, press Down, then press Auto Deke. Immediately after he is done with the Deke, press Shoot. You will score about 95% of the time.
Get the puck to the offensive zone near the blue line. Hold Deflection/Short Block while shooting. One of your players should skate to the front of the net and deflect the puck in.
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