This is a great hockey game,The graphics probably aren't as good as they could be, but it doesn't look like a ps2 game either. The control scheme is pretty good and reactive. Its a little easy to score goals unless you turn up the difficulty when you first start playing. The Gameplay offline is far better than online, that is if they ever get the online play working correctly. It barely connects to other users half of the time. Online gameplay is alot slower than offline with slower reactions to your controls. Also its very easy to get cheesy goals by exploiting the glitches which doesnt make online play very fun. But all in all the game is good offline.
If you don't plan to play on line, then it is a great game. On line play has a lot of issues. Mainly with their servers. It is impossible sometimes to get on at all. Other times the lag is so ridiculous that you just have to quit. Apparently they are working on these issues so maybe in the near future it will be better.