Take control of the #1 hockey game on earth—NHL 2003. Whether you’re skating as a rookie or lacing 'em up as a pro, pull off 90-mph slapshots and awesome moves with Dynamic Deke Control.
NHL 2003 is a Sports/Hockey video game for PlayStation 2 published by Electronic Arts on October 3, 2002. It's rated Everyone by the ESRB and 24 of our users have voted it 3.6 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.
While breaking down the ice, use a player with very high speed and stick handling. As you break down the left or right wing skate around the back of the net and come around the other side and shoot for the top corner. You are likely to score 90% of the time.
To make your team better, go to the options selection and select rosters... then select trade. Look at your players and choose your worst one (or some one that you do not like) and trade him for a player that is one or two attribute points above your player... then do the same thing with the player that you acquire. Keep doing this until you get a player that is in the high 90's. Note: Teams may reject your original trade...but try trading with different players from your team or the other team.
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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