NHL 13: Legends Who Would Have Been Great Inclusions in the Game

Brian Mazique@@UniqueMaziqueCorrespondent IIISeptember 18, 2012

BOSTON - FEBRUARY 13:  Former Boston Bruins player Cam Neely acknowledges the crowd during the ceremony honoring John Bucyk for his 50 years with the Bruins organization before the game against the Edmonton Oilers on February 13, 2007 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins won 3-0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky are absolute must-haves from a legends standpoint in NHL 13The inclusion of Doug Gilmour and Dominik Hasek was great, and adding four-time Olympic medalists Angela Ruggiero and Hayley Wickenheiser was a nice touch.

However, there are tons of legends that fans would still want to see included in future NHL games, and possibly even an update for NHL 13

Two that come to my mind immediately are Bobby and Brett Hull. The Golden Jet is a Hall of Famer and Chicago Blackhawks legend. Blackhawks fans that are also gamers would enjoy playing as him.

Brett is a more contemporary option, and he was one of the greatest pure goal scorers of the last 20 years. An NHL moment based on his 1990-91 season would be awesome. Brett scored 86 goals that season, and his overall rating would have to be in the lower-to-mid 90s.

On the defensive side, Ray Bourque and Brian Leetch would be great additions.

Playing with Bourque and Leetch would be entertaining because of their straight-line speed. Bourque is one of the fastest skating defensemen in history, and I'd love to see how that would translate in a contemporary video game.

Cam Neely would also be a great addition. I remember playing as the Boston Bruins on NHL '94. The Blackhawks were my team, but when I wanted to play my best game, I chose the Bruins. Neely's presence was the biggest reason why. I'd wreak havoc with "Bam Bam Cam," and it was loads of fun.

NHL 13 is solid as it is, and it offers a ton of options already. But this is what happens when you give fans a taste of nostalgic excellence—we clamor for more.

There is no doubt that the Hulls, Neely, Bourque and Leetch would be great inclusions. What other legends would you like to see added to the NHL series?

Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments. EA Sports certainly has an ear to what the Bleacher Report community has to say about their products. My review for NHL 13 was linked on the games' main page.

Your suggestion could help drive the campaign for the next legend(s) included.


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