While I'm a big fan of this NHL franchise over the last few years... the fighting just isn't done justice. This First person view fighting is a typical EA gimmicky lame effort that is no fun whatsoever.
I thought for sure EA Canada would have innovated something waaaaay cooler and authentic by now. The fighting in the game just flat out sucks and is more of an annoyance... when it should be FUN and an exciting moment when players drop the gloves! A total lack of effort EA Canada. Use part of the Fight Night engine already!
And now as a typical WORTHLESS addition by EA for NHL 12 we get to see some dopey animation of the goalies skating out to center ice... and then watching the game switch to the same boring lame fighting engine. Zzzzzz zzzzzz. This is taking a page out of the Madden playbook. Don't fix or innovate anything EA... just hype some lame addition that's nothing really new. If EA Canada were still interested in taking this game up a notch... they'd have scrapped this lame fight engine and made something spectacular by now. The game overall is great... but the fighting in the game smells of ass big time.