NHL 13: Neely, Messier and More Legends Who Should Appear in NHL '14

Nicholas Goss@@NicholasGoss35Correspondent ISeptember 20, 2012

BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 12:  Cam Neely #8 of the Boston Bruins pursues the play during the game against the Buffalo Sabres on February 12, 1995 in Buffalo, New York. The Sabres defeated the Bruins 2-1. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Including legends in its NHL video game series was a great move by EA Sports, but there are still some notable legends who still aren't included in the game yet.

While adding older legends like Boston Bruins defenseman Bobby Orr would add a more historic feel to the game, it would be smart from EA Sports' perspective to include some recent legends so that the younger fans would be more excited to use them.

Let's look at some legends that should be part of NHL 14.


Al MacInnis

The former Calgary Flames and St. Louis defenseman had one of the hardest slap shots of all time, and was one of the best blueliners of his generation.

MacInnis would be really fun to use in the game because of his offensive skills, and pairing him with current Blues defensemen such as Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk would be quite exciting.

Only three of the NHL legends available in this year's game are defensemen (Ray Bourque, Borje Salming and Chris Chelios), so adding another one or two would be a good idea.


Mark Messier

The New York Rangers need a legend from the 1994 Stanley Cup championship team to be in NHL 14, and even though Mike Richter and Adam Graves would be good choices, the best option is Mark Messier.

Messier would be a great center in the game because of his ability to score goals and create offense for others.

Putting Messier at center between current Rangers wingers Rick Nash and Marian Gaborik would be one of the toughest lines to stop.

Adding Messier also would give EA Sports the opportunity to create some historic scenarios for the new NHL Moments Live game mode. Replaying Game 6 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals and Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Final would be awesome.


Cam Neely

Bruins fans would love to use Neely in NHL 13 because of his goal scoring talent and ability to crush opponents with huge hits.

Having a line with Neely and Milan Lucic would be really cool, and so would putting him on a line with a playmaker like Tyler Seguin.

The Bruins already have a lot of power forwards in the game, but none of them have the shooting ratings that Neely would if he was one of the legends included.

Vancouver Canucks fans could also add Neely to their team's roster and try to forget about how he could have helped them if the team didn't trade him to Boston in 1986.