While most of the hockey world was concerned with the future of the game and attending day two of the Research, Orientation and Development Camp, our very own Scott Lewis is playing Xbox.

He’s at the Xbox ’11 event RIGHT NOW watching EA Sports show off NHL 12. The game’s final two legends were revealed at the event and, as you can see from that image above, they are Mario Lemieux and Gordie Howe.

Now that we’ve seen a goal scored by Lemieux and assisted by Howe and Gretzky, we can die happy.


It looks like Howe and Lemieux are the final two legends in the game. The other legends revealed to date are Wayne Gretzky, Ray Bourque, Chris Chelios, Steve Yzerman, Borje Salming, Patrick Roy and Jeremy Roenick.

It doesn’t look like Mark Messier made the cut.

It seems like the game features an “all legends team” that you can play as.

NHL 12 Legend Jeremy Roenick is at the event.  He said if he could make someone’s head bleed in NHL 12, it would be Patrick Roy. No idea if Roy could hear him.

We’ll update this post if anything else exciting happens, but it looks like your NHL 12 Legends line-up is set. We expect to see a new EA video promoting the additions some time today. What do you think of the legends chosen?

EDIT: The new video has arrived. Sorry if it auto-plays for you.

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It looks like Howe will be playing without a helmet, which makes sense because that’s how he played. Most of the time. It also has Lemieux winning the Cup as the captain of the Leafs, which is just wrong on multiple levels.