That turned out to be the gang at 2K Sports, who made the admirable decision to translate a traditional puckfest onto the most untraditional console - by no means a simple task. To say we were dubious it could be done would be the understatement of the month.
Imagine our shock and surprise when we discovered that the decidedly different control scheme NHL 2K9 utilizes actually works pretty well. Sure, traditionalists will initially recoil in horror at the thought of waving the Wii Remote to shoot the puck or throw a punch, but once they get over the learning curve it becomes pretty easy to figure out how to make things happen. Our favorite moves involve shaking the Nunchuk – doing it while charging the net executes a Superstar move, while on defense it throws a nasty check. Either way, it’s very satisfying.