Well if nothing they are consistent. There have been two NHL oriented video games on the market (unlike the NFL that EA owns all rights to). I have stuck with the 2K line because the EA products are just not realistic or playable. I have been enjoying NHL 2K9 and had a pretty good first year going in franchise mode. Three weeks from the playoffs and now I can’t play or even simulate the next game. I have tried several times, then popped the power, re-seated the hard drive, cleaned up several gigabytes of disk space. Since Fallout 3 crapped out on me today I started thinking about upgrading to the Elite console. Then I did some research and it would appear this is common with the game and not the console type. 2K Sports has stated that they will not release a patch. I had this problem with the 2K7 version. Shame.