I originally got 2k7 and i had fun with it but the number 1 most fustrating thing were breakaways and that if u used the right stick ur player barely moves his stick. EA really did a good job with the skill stick which i admit was stupid at first but after 10 games u master it and u realize how bad 2k7 really is.
As being a goalie in hockey, i really liked how 2k7 did the goalie control which i really liked but the gameplay was kinda easy and i just had to do one timers and id score 4 or 5 goals a game, which got boring. The graphics are good but i think 07 has a slight advantage with graphics.
You should rent both and decide which game u like better. If you play hockey u will like 07 much better and see how realistic it really is.
This game is a straight arcade game. If you don't want to play realistic hockey, and just want to smash people around this game is really good at that. NHL 07 had it problems, but it's way more realistic, and life like, then 2k7. The goalie controls are awesome, and the physics of hitting seemed better then EA (until you notice the faults), but the lack of the "skill stick", and the horrible horrible horrible graphics smash that into the ground as soon as you realize the that the people who made 2k7 are weekend hockey fans, who just watch it for the hitting. If EA, and 2k7 got together they would make the best sports games ever. But until then we're stuck with two sub par hockey games. Both faulting greatly in seemingly simple categories.