I've found one annoyance or bug with NHL09. When goalie Kirk McLean was first called up to Montreal, his very first game could only be simulated. Why? I don't know. Even worse, when McLean was sent back to Hamilton, his first three games were automatically simulated. What the heck?
What is the function of this tidbit of frustration? What purpose does it serve?
It's some kind of Twilight Zone irony when game designers stop people from playing their game.
What could have been floating around in their quirky little minds... Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds?