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=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= N H L 2 0 0 1 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- NHL 2001 Game Guide & FAQ For Playstation One (PAL/UK version) By: AlaskaFox(Ronan Murphy) Created: April 14, 2001 Date last Updated: April 20, 2001 Version 1.01 Mail me at: [email protected] Home Page: http://www.delta-blue.net -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= DISCLAIMER =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- This Game Guide / FAQ is created for personal use only. You must not use it for anything that gains profit. Specifically Magazines, Game Guides, Commercial Web Sites. You’re also not allowed to rip off part/s of this Game Guide / FAQ and put it on your own Game Guide / FAQ. Anyone doing this is guilty of "plagiarism", the act of stealing and passing off of ideas and words of another as one’s own without crediting the source. You also cannot use this Game Guide / FAQ as a guide for you to make your own Game Guide / FAQ, you must do everything there is to do in the game yourself or have others give info about your game and give them proper credit. You can copy the layout though. You can put this Game Guide / FAQ on your non-commercial or non-profit web site provided that not a single character has been edited or removed and you MUST have permission from me in order to do so. You can also, print a copy of the entire FAQ / Guide or a part of it, provided you only use it for personal purposes. Remember "You don’t have to steal, just ask." - B.O.F.III -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= CONTENTS =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- i. Disclaimer I. Updates/Revisions II. Game Information A. Game Controls B. Game Menus III. Playing Strategies A. Defensive Strategies B. Offensive Strategies C. PP/PK Strategies D. Coaching Strategies IV. Teams/Players V. Lists A. Injury List B. Penalty List C. Commentary List D. Records E. Awards List VI. In-Season A. Create A Player B. Getting New Players C. End Of Season VII. Credits/Outroduction -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- UPDATES/REVISIONS =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Current Progress: ----------------- Guide: 12% complete File Size: 23K Total e-mails: 0 since April 2001 Version 1.01 (Started: April 14, 2001) ----------------------------------------- - Game Information Added - 6 Defensive Strategies Added - 12 Offensive Strategies Added - 1 Record Added - Awards List Added - 10 Commentaries - 1 Create A Player -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= GAME INFORMATION =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- ---------------- A. GAME CONTROLS ---------------- Menu Controls: -------------- Up/Down Highlight menu items Left/Right Cycle Choices/Move Sliders X Select/Go to next screen Triangle Return to previous screen Gameplay Controls: ------------------ With Puck: D-Pad Skate, Pass & Shot Direction X Pass Square Shoot Triangle Deke (feint to the side to trick the goalie/defender) Circle Speed Burst L1 Left Spin Deke L2 Line Change menu(if Line Changes are ON) R1 Right Spin Deke R2 Icon Pass Without Puck: D-Pad Skate in Direction X Change Player Square Poke Check Triangle Big Hit Circle Body Check L1 Slide Block(dive to block the shot/pass) L2 Line Change R1 Select Last Defender R2 Icon Select Goaltending:(only if manual goalie is set to ON) Select Control Goalie Square Save Attempt(without puck), Shoot(with puck) Circle Poke Check(without) X Pass Fight Controls: Square Left Jab/Uppercut X Left Jab Triangle Right Jab Circle Right Hook ------------- B. GAME MENUS ------------- 1. Game Setup Menu ------------------ Quick Start: Starts a game with two pre-selected teams. Chose which team you want to be and start your first NHL 2001 game. Hardly ever used, only when you want to play a friend to show/test your skill. Basic Settings: Starts an Exhibition Game. You can select the Teams, Difficulty Level, Period Lengths, Penalties, Big Hits, Fighting, Offsides, Icing, Two Line Pass, Injuries, Rink Type and Over Time. Used for two-player and multi-player games, and to get you used to playing NHL 2001 before starting a Season/Playoff. Advanced Options: See Adavnced Options Menu below. This is the most used option. NHL Challenge: Check how your NHL Challenge is doing. The NHL Challenge allows you to get bonus points to use on your created players. You need a USERLOG to do the NHL Challenge.(PSone version only, not in PC or PS2 versions) Inside EA Sports: Look at other products by EA Sports. Could they not have used the space taken up by this to add more options??? 2. Advanced Options Menu ------------------------ Select Mode: Exhibition, Season, Playoff, Tournament or Shootout Select Level: Beginner(Easiest), Rookie, Pro, All Star(hardest) Rules: Set the Game Rules(e.g. Icing, Fighting, Period Length) Options: Set the Game Options(e.g. Speed, Camera, SFX) Rosters: Edit Lines, View Rosters, Trade Players, and more Stats Central: Check User Stats, Team Stats, and Player Stats Configure Controller: Change the button functions Load/Save: Load or Sve Rules, options, User Logs, Seasons, and Playoffs 3. Game Rules / Options ----------------------- RULES:(defaults in CAPS) Period Length: 5(def.), 10 or 20 minutes. Penalties: Use the slider to change the frequency of penalties. The farther it is to the right, the more penalties there are. Big Hits: Use the slider to change the amount of Big Hits. Fighting: Changes the frequency of fights. Leave close to the left. Offsides: Turns Offsides on or OFF Icing: Turns Icing on or OFF 2 Line Pass: Turns 2 Line Passing on or OFF Injuries: Turns Player Injuries ON or off Rink Type: Changes the Rink Type between: AUTO(def), NHL, or Interntnl Tie-Break: AUTO, Contiuos OT, Shootout OT, Shootout, or Single OT OPTIONS: To Be Completed 4. Season Central Menu ---------------------- This is also for Playoffs and Tournaments. NHL Challenge: Lets you check your NHL Challenge Stats. Matchups: Check the Matches for any day. Calender: View Team Scedules for each month Team Reports: View Team Form, Top Scorers, Hot/Cold Streaks, Injuries, and Suspensions for any team. Stats Central: View Standings, Team Stats, Player Stats, User Stats, League Leaders and Career Stats Rosters: See Rosters Menu, below Save Season: Lets you save your season. More Options: Change Rules and Options 5. Rosters Menu --------------- View Rosters: View Team Rosters, and check individual Player Bios Edit Lines: Change your lines to suit your style Circle: Switch Lines L2/R2: Change Line Groups X: Select Player Trade Players: Swap players between teams. Circle: Switch Sides L/R: Change Teams X: Select Players Start: Initiate trade(both teams must agree to trade) Waivers: Place players on Waivers list, and take others off. Custom Teams: Build your own Teams for Exhibition matches. Buttons: Same as Trade Players Player Management: Create new players, Edit Created Players, Delete Created Players, and Edit Jersey Numbers Load/Save Rosters: Load and save rosters, or restore original rosters. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= PLAYING STRATEGIES =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- This section is to help you to win games more easily, and so that you can trash your friends. If you wish to add your favourite strategy, send your answers on a postcard to the usual address(or email me if you find it easier) ----------------------- A. DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES ----------------------- (1) The Big Hit Get control of one of your Big Hitters(their name/number will be red), and just Big Hit(Triangle) the player with the puck or the one in front of your goal(There always is one) Difficulty: 2/5 (2) The Dive When your opponent is shaping up for a slapshot, and you are too far away to hit him, press R1 to dive infront of the goal to block his shot. Difficulty: 3/5 (3) Gain Advantage This may be obvious, but it helps. When you have the puck, go behind your own net, and wait there until one or more opposition players comes to get the puck. When they come behind the net, skate off with the puck, and you will have one more player than your opponent. Difficulty: 2/5 (4) 2-Liner This is both Defensive and Offensive. Defensive because you clear the puck away, and Offensive because you get an attack. (When using Player Lock, or in multi-player games). Have another teammate upfield(preferably the 2nd player) or yourself in 1-player Get the puck to a computer controlled player on your team, and with the upfield player press X to call for the puck, and if 2-Line Passes are switched off it's a guarenteed breakaway. Difficulty: 3/5(risk of interception) (5) Loose Netting Sorry, I'm running out of ideas here. This one is kinda difficult. Get control of one of your Big Hitters(the red guys) and press X to dive into one of your goalposts. This can sometimes get you a "Delay of Game" penalty. Difficulty: 5/5 (6) Goalie's Poke Check (Use this with Manual Goalies) When opponent has a breakaway, press select to control the goalie. When the player gets close, press circle to check the player and get the puck. Difficulty: 4/5 ----------------------- B. OFFENSIVE STRATEGIES ----------------------- (1) One-Timer #1 Get the puck to your R/L Winger, stay close to the boards, when you get to just before the goal, pass it into the centre and if your centre is there(or one of your defenders), press Square to One-Time it into the net. If you're lucky! (2) One-Timer #2 When you have a breakaway, keep going across the front of the goalie, and then when your winger arrives pass it to him, and press Square to get an easy goal (if you did it right). (3) One-Two (One-Timer #3) When your centre has the puck and is going towards goal, and you have a winger to your side. Press X to pass to him, but as the puck reaches him, hold X to pass it back to your centre, and then you can one-time the 'keeper. (4) Rebound When you have one of your Big Shooters at the Blue Line, hold Square to Slapshot the puck into the net, and the goalie will save this but he wont be able to stop that little wrist-shot! This is one of the Strategies I use most. (5) Rebound...Rebound...Rebound Get your Big Shooter to slapshot it in again, and if the goalie saves the wrist shot, he wont be able to hold on, and the next shot should light the lamp. (6) Breakaway #1 When you have a breakaway, try to fool the goalie by moving left and right and by pressing the Triangle button(but DON'T use the circle button, you wont have enough time if you do), and he should come out of the goal. Then, move to the side and score easily. (7) Breakaway #2 Get a breakaway, move near the right faceoff circle if your player is right handed, or the left one if he's left handed. Then hold Square to power up the slapshot, but when it reaches full power press X to stop the shot. The goalie should be down, having thought you were shooting, and you should just be alble to tip it into the open net. (8) One of the easiest goals(also known as the Faceoff Goal) When you have a faceoff in your opponents end(at his goal). Just keep pressing X and hold L/R(whichever direction the goal is). The puck should go to your player waiting to one-time it in. (9) Wraparound(sorta) Get the puck behind the opponents net, and come around the front with the puck, and go to the opposite side of the net and slap it in. Sounds harder than it is. (10) One-Timer #4 - a.k.a Fake Timer In the oppoenents end, with one player hold Square as if going for a slapshot, but when you reach the end press X to stop the slapshot, and immediately press X again, then Square for the reciever to one-time it into the net. (11) Floater You just got to love the name! Only works on the counter, and just after faceoffs in the centre circle. This is the funniest way to score and is sure to annoy the hell out of human opposition. From just behind the blue line(at one of the sides, you can't be in the centre, because it has a better chance of working), Tap Square, and the puck should sail over the goalies head and into the net. (12) Off the Keeper Sometimes the opposition do this for you. It's extremely rare for this to happen. From behind the net, press X to pass it to one of the players in front of the net, with luck it will hit off the goalie and go in. --------------------- C. PP / PK STRATEGIES --------------------- Coming Soon ---------------------- D. COACHING STRATEGIES ---------------------- Coming Soon -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- TEAMS/PLAYERS =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Coming Soon -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- LISTS =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= I'm currently compiling these, the Penalty one should be up next update, the Injury one soon also. -------------- A. INJURY LIST -------------- In Progress --------------- B. PENALTY LIST --------------- Next Update ------------------ C. COMMENTARY LIST ------------------ This is for the individual player comments. Send in any I don't have. You can also correct any mistakes, as I have made many. Each player is in alphabetical order in the team he started 2000/01 at. ANAHEIM ATALANTA "Igor Kravchuk is one of the most important players to his team. Well Bill, I look at the Plus/Minus, and Kravchuk has always been a Plus Player." BOSTON BUFFALO "When you talk about special players, there is none as special as the one who has done this. Dominik Hasek is superb, and he's the only player to have won the Hart Trophy for MVP twice." "As one of the Buffalo Sabres captains, Michael Peca joins a list of greats such as ???????????? and Pat La Fontaine." "Miro Satan had to move around alot before he became a permanent fixture at Buffalo. He played in the Czech League, the Slovak League, the American League, the International Hockey League, and even in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers before joining Buffalo." CALGARY CAROLINA "Like most players around the world when Sami Kaponen isn't playing for his club team, he's playing for his country. And that would be Finland, where he picked up a bronze medal at the Olympics." CHICAGO COLORADO "Joe Sakic's career has had 2 very different halves. In his first 6 years his team never once made the playoffs, but in the last 6 they never missed the playoffs." COLUMBUS DALLAS DETROIT "We knew Paul Kariya was made for NHL when he won the ???????? Trophy for best collegiate player....... EDMONTON FLORIDA "In Hockey there are Big Deals and there are 'Big Deals'. Just ask Pavel Bure who was involved in a big one, he was traded from Vancouver to Florida in a nine-player deal in January of 1999." LOS ANGELES MINNESOTA MONTREAL NASHVILLE NEW JERSEY "When you're talking about New Jersey Devils' scoring lines, one name always seems to come up. Patrick Elias seems to have..... NY ISLANDERS NY RANGERS OTTAWA PHILADELPHIA PHOENIX "Well Jim? What do Metallica, Austin Powers, and Frank Sinatra got in common? They're all favourites of Finnish Defender ???? Numminen. PITTSBURGH ST. LOUIS SAN JOSE TAMPA BAY TORONTO VANCOUVER WASHINGTON ---------- D. RECORDS ---------- All records on All-Star Level Most Goals in a Game X XXX Most Goals in a Period X XXX Most Goals in a Season XXX XXX Most Assists in a Game X XXX Most Assists in a Period X XXX Most Assists in a Season XX XXX Most Points in a Game X XXX Most Points in a Period X XXX Most Points in a Season XXX XXX Most Total Goals in a Period X XXXX Most Total Goals in a Game XX XXXX Most Shutouts in a Season XX XXX Most Shorthanded Goals in a Game X XXX Most Shorthanded Goals in a Period X XXX Most Shorthanded Goals in a Season XX XXX Most Power Play Goals in a Game X XXX Most Power Play Goals in a Period X XXX Most Power Play Goals in a Season XX XXX Most Playoff Points XX XXX Most Playoff Goals XX XXX Most Playoff Assists XX XXX Longest Winning Streak XX XXXX Longest Computer Winning Streak 14 Anaheim Best Season Record XX-X-X XXX Best Playoff Record XX-X XXX Most Penalty Minutes in a Game XX XXXX Largest +/- in a Season XXX XXX Fastest Goal X sec XXX Fastest Two Goals XX sec XXX Fastest Three Goals XX sec XXX Goal w/ Least Amount of Time Left X.XX sec XXX Largest Comeback X-X to X-X XXXX Fastest 50 Goals XX Games XXX -------------- E. AWARDS LIST -------------- Stanley Cup Awarded to the victor if the playoffs. Past Winners- 99/00 New Jersey 98/99 Dallas 97/98 Detroit 96/97 Detroit 95/96 Colorado Hart Memorial Trophy Awarded to the player judged to be most valuable to his team Past Winners- 99/00 Chris Pronger 98/99 Jaromir Jagr 97/98 Dominik Hasek 96/97 Dominik Hasek 95/96 Mario Lemieux Art Ross Trophy Awarded to the player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regualar season Past Winners- 99/00 Jaromir Jagr 98/99 Jaromir Jagr 97/98 Jaromir Jagr 96/97 Mario Lemieux 95/96 Mario Lemieux Maurice "Rocket" Richard Award Awarded to the player who amasses the most goals in a season Past Winners- 99/00 Pavel Bure 98/99 Teemu Selanne James Norris Memorial Trophy Awarded to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position Past Winners- 99/00 Chris Pronger 98/99 A MacInnis 97/98 Rob Blake 96/97 Brian Leetch 95/96 Chris Chelios Calder Trophy Awarded to the player selected as most proficient in his first year of competition in the NHL Past Winners- 99/00 Scott Gomez 98/99 C Drury 97/98 S Samsonov 96/97 B Berard 95/96 D Alfredsson Vezina Trophy Awarded to the goalkeeper judged to be best at his position as voted by the general managers of each of the NHL Clubs Past Winners- 99/00 Olaf Kolzig 98/99 Dominik Hasek 97/98 Dominik Hasek 96/97 Dominik Hasek 95/96 J Carey Lady Byng Trophy Awarded to the player judged to have exhibited the best sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability Past Winners- 99/00 Pavel Demitra 98/99 Wayne Gretzky 97/98 R Francis 96/97 Paul Kariya 95/96 Paul Kariya Frank J. Selke Trophy Awarded to the forward who excels best in the defensive aspects of the game Past Winners- 99/00 Steve Yzerman 98/99 J Lehtinen 97/98 J Lehtinen 96/97 Mike Peca 95/96 Sergei Federov Conn Smythe Trophy Awarded to the player judged most valuable to his team in the playoffs Past Winners- 99/00 Scott Stevens 98/99 Joe Nieuwendyk 97/98 Steve Yzerman 96/97 M Vernon 95/96 Joe Sakic William M. Jennings Trophy Awarded to the goalkeeper(s) who played for the team with the fewest goals scored against it. Past Winers- 99/00 Roman Turek 98/99 Eric Belfour/Roman Turek 97/98 Martin Brodeur 96/97 Martin Brodeur/ Dunham 95/96 Chris Osgood/ Vernon Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy Awarded under the trusteeship of the PHWA to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey Past Winners- 99/00 K Daneyko 98/99 J Cullen 97/98 J McLennon 96/97 T Granato 95/96 G Roberts Lester B. Pearson Award Awarded to the NHL's outstanding player as selected by the members of the National Hockey League Player's Association Past Winners- 99/00 Jaromir Jagr 98/99 Jaromir Jagr 97/98 Dominik Hasek 96/97 Dominik Hasek 95/96 Mario Lemieux Presidents Trophy Awarded to the team finsihing the regular season with the best overall record Past Winners- 99/00 St. Louis 98/99 Dallas 97/98 Dallas 96/97 Colorado 95/96 Detroit Prince Of Wales Trophy Awarded to the team which advances to the Stanley Cup as the winner of the Eastern Conference Past Winners- 99/00 New Jersey 98/99 Buffalo 97/98 Washington 96/97 Philadelphia 95/96 Florida Clarence S. Campbell Trophy Awarded to the team which advances to the Stanley Cup as the winner of the Eastern Conference Past Winners- 99/00 Dallas 98/99 Dallas 97/98 Detroit 96/97 Detroit 95/96 Colorado -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- IN-SEASON =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= ------------------ A. CREATE A PLAYER ------------------ A 97 Rating Center(with Easy + Medium NHL challenge bonus points) ----------------------------------------------------------------- Experience: Superstar Speed: 99 Acceleration: 99 Agility: 83 Balance: 99 Shot Power: 99 Shot Accuracy: 99 Deflections: 99 Faceoffs: 99 Passing: 99 Stick Handling: 99 Aggression: 40 Endurance: 99 Intensity: 40 Checking: 99 Toughness: 40 Leadership: 40 Off. Awareness: 99 Def. Awareness: 99 ---------------------- B. GETTING NEW PLAYERS ---------------------- Coming Soon So far I have: Got a 95 L from an injured 88 D -or- Got a 92 D from an injured 88 D My Brother has: Got a 95 C from a 70 L Got a 93 D from a 74 R ---------------- C. END OF SEASON ---------------- Coming Soon(when I get to the end of my 2nd year) -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- CREDITS/OUTRODUCTION =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Since I didn't do an Introduction, I thought I'd do an Outroduction. Why I didn't do an Intro is bacause you don't usually read it, you dive straight into the Guide. So, because you don't see Outros(well I haven't anyway), I thought you might actually read this. I started this guide because: I love Hockey, and there was no Playstation Guide available, and we all need guides(You down the back! Don't say you don't use guides, cause you have and will, otherwise you wouldn't be reading this). Since we only have one Irish Hockey Team, the only way I can get involved in Hockey is by helping you guys(and watching it on TV). I hope you like my guide, and that it helps you. Also if you want to help: If you wish to send your own Strategies/Tips/anything, send them to: [email protected] Credits: -"A" Tadeo for the Layout and Disclaimer -EA for making this game -CJayC for putting this FAQ on his site (I hope he does, anyway) -NHL and NHLPA for letting EA use the real players,teams,etc..(well, selling) -Microsoft for Windows and Notepad -Packard Bell for my PC(If I put them here will I get a new one?) -You for reading it -The guy who is gonna give me a PS2, so I can do the PS2 Version ©Ronan Murphy - AlaskaFox 2001