Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Guest BelieveinBrodeur

NHl 11 (Video Game)

64 posts in this topic

Anyone know why when I play online it seems like the other guy's players can skate faster than mine? Jeeze I can never get a breakaway because they always catch up to me.. I know about and use turbo by clicking the left joystick but even when I use it they still catch up to me

Breakaways are tough as hell to get in the game. When you're skating with the puck, a defenseman is almost 1.5x faster than you are -- it doesn't matter if you're using Parise or Callahan or someone else fast. The cool thing about the game is that you really need to vizualize the play before it happens to get big chances like that. For example, if a guy is passing back to the D, take a forechecker and skate towards the D holding the "poke" button (RB on 360) the whole time. Every so often, you catch it at the right time and catch the D flat footed. If you're in front of everyone, you need to use the L button like it's your job. use it until you're about to make your move on the goalie. That's the only way you'll win a race down ice.

The best breakaway move, I've found, is parise's backhand top shelf. It's kinda tricky to do, but if you practice and get good at it you'll score 9 out of every 10 breakaways... click right thumbstick, push the puck to your backhand and OUT (you'll notice if you play often that there if you get the right thumbstick at the right angle, he'll push the puck out in front of him on his backhand), hold down left trigger to target the corner, and backhand it short-side. Wicked awesome goal. Sick looking, too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks man.. Glad to hear that D are supposed to be faster.. I kept wondering why Zach wasn't fast enough to out skate one

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks man.. Glad to hear that D are supposed to be faster.. I kept wondering why Zach wasn't fast enough to out skate one

Just like you'll see in real life... when a player has a shot at a breakaway when he's just about in line with the D when he takes off, he throws the puck up ice to outskate them

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just to add to what's being discussed, the game actually has a function that allows you to throw the puck up slightly to out skate defenders. On the xbox it's left trigger, I believe (when you have the puck obviously)

Sorry if everyone already knows this and I look like a complete fool :lol: but I think that helps negate the speed difference between a defender and puck carrier.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just to add to what's being discussed, the game actually has a function that allows you to throw the puck up slightly to out skate defenders. On the xbox it's left trigger, I believe (when you have the puck obviously)

Sorry if everyone already knows this and I look like a complete fool :lol: but I think that helps negate the speed difference between a defender and puck carrier.

Heh yeah we've both mentioned that.

I know about and use turbo by clicking the left joystick but even when I use it they still catch up to me

If you're in front of everyone, you need to use the L button like it's your job. use it until you're about to make your move on the goalie. That's the only way you'll win a race down ice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Superstar hard but my Darren Dreger goalie is still good, I still win just not scoring as much -_-

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just finished a season on Be A GM in NHL10. I choose the Blues and decided for a fantasy draft(what the hell). Kovalchuk led my team and the league with about 120 points and I went about 45 and 37 on all-star simming the majority of games. I drafted a decent group including Kovy, Boyle, Biseka, Havlat, Giroux, Nieds, and Shanny. At deadline day I was given an amazing deal of Hossa for Bieska! First round just started versus the Preds.

Things NHL12/NHL13...GET RID OF THORNE! Or as said before introduce some new announcers or be able to play on a NBC/Versus/TSN type broadcast.

And try to get ratings a bit more realistic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If anyone wants to play me online (NHL 11 on 360) just add me and I'll teach you a thing or two. ;) Gamertag: KetchupInMyShoe

Edited by iamtheprodigy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also feel like Pro is to easy to beat in 10 but All-star is a HUGE step up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also feel like Pro is to easy to beat in 10 but All-star is a HUGE step up.

play 3 or 4 gamesat all-star until you give up. the "pace" of the game is much different when ou play all-star/superstar. i think it's awesome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No takers on 360? I'll go easy on you... :evil: On a semi-related note, anyone on 360 play EASHL? It's the only game mode I've never really played since I don't know many other people that play online very often.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No takers on 360? I'll go easy on you... :evil: On a semi-related note, anyone on 360 play EASHL? It's the only game mode I've never really played since I don't know many other people that play online very often.

Just sent you a friend request on XBL (my GT is Colin26).. I play a lot, so we can do battle often

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No takers on 360? I'll go easy on you... :evil: On a semi-related note, anyone on 360 play EASHL? It's the only game mode I've never really played since I don't know many other people that play online very often.

add me, goDUKE4, and it's onnn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey anyone know how on : Be a GM, Season, Playoff(s) you guys got Josefson and/or Fayne? I start out from scratch on there and Albany does not have those 2 in their Roster.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey anyone know how on : Be a GM, Season, Playoff(s) you guys got Josefson and/or Fayne? I start out from scratch on there and Albany does not have those 2 in their Roster.

Download the latest rosters before you start. If you've already started, you're sh!t outta luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You need to try and go play online, and it'll let you download a roster update.

The update should contain them

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So I've been messing around with drop-in games in EASHL the last week. It's actually pretty fun, when you don't get put with a bunch of idiots who hog the puck or don't know how to defend (AKA 80% of people in drop-in games <_< ). I imagine it would be a million times better to have an actual team with people who are decent and want to play real hockey not see-how-long-I-can-hold-the-puck-and-try-to-score-cheap--short-side-goals hockey. Anybody have a team I could join or want to start a team? I know the new game comes out in a couple months but I'd still be interested in messing around with it for the rest of the summer at least.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Getting online for this in August. I'll beat all of you guys then :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NHL11 sounds terrible. Love my Blades of Steel.

With the Pass!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the removalists deliver my stuff next week, including my 360 and copies of NHL/NFL 11 :D

i might be aussie and not play up to scratch as you guys (that and im rusty after not playing for 4 months) but feel free to add me to xbox live.

gamertag is: JerseyDevilDamo

Edited by newjerseydamo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had to post this up because Devils are represented in it:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You got it, I'll add you next time I'm on.

hey man, I got family friends over and we were just screwing around in play-now for a while. When they're gone this weekend I'll be able to get a game with you no sweat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0