Every year I debate whether or not to pick up the latest NHL game, usually holding off until the day of release and finally giving into the urge. It’s not that I don’t like video game hockey, in fact, I absolutely adore it. But it’s a tough pill to swallow a $60 price tag year over year. EA tends to throw in buzz words for new features that were added back after being removed a year prior; and as a consumer that irks me. But NHL 17 might be the first NHL game in some time that brings quite a lot that actually is new and not just a rehash of an old feature that was cut.