EA SPORTS NHL 17 will be released next month — time to look at the Vancouver Canucks’ player ratings.
The beta version of EA SPORTS NHL 17 has been released and players around the world are getting a first look at the new game. There are first videos revealing the “new” player ratings on YouTube, but they are actually just those of NHL 16’s last roster update. The ratings in Hockey Ultimate Team are slightly different, but they are not EA’s final ratings for the game either.
That gives us some time to discuss how the Vancouver Canucks should really be rated.
About a year ago, when I was with Mile High Sticking covering the Colorado Avalanche, I wrote the following introduction in my NHL 16 rating post:
“The Colorado Avalanche didn’t do too well last season. Now the good part: they will be featured in EA SPORTS NHL 16 anyway.”
I wanted to include this here as well, because it is so fitting for this year’s Canucks. The 2015-16 campaign was terrible — worse than the 2014-15 Avalanche season — but fans will get a chance to right the ship in EA SPORTS NHL 17.
EA SPORTS always replies to comments about bad player ratings with “we have an experienced scout rating the players” or something along those lines. But yet, there are some very questionable ratings every year, and fans traditionally disagree with many of them.
Personally, I like to edit players to the ratings I believe they should have before starting to play the game. If you are into that as well, this can be a guide for your Vancouver Canucks. If not, you will simply get an idea for what the ratings might be.
These are not the official ratings but my personal suggestions.
Off we go, starting with the goaltenders.