The newest iterations of sports video games have come along way since Tecmo Bowl.
Developers toil over the near-infinite data available to them to create an accurate representation of the real-life sport.
It’s not perfect, but its pretty darn close.
NHL 17, the most recent entry in the EA Sports hockey franchise, has taken the extra step in focusing on their “Franchise Mode,” fine-tuning the experience to simulate the day-to-day management of a team.
Anyone with enough skill can take control of even the most lowly team and win the championship, but if the player takes a back seat and only controls the front office, the task can be more difficult.
So how long before the Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup when left to the hands of simulating gods of EA Sports? And what moves do they have to make? Check the video below to find out.
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