For those of you who don’t feel like getting up in the middle of the night every day after Christmas to watch the World Juniors, we’ve got good news for you: we have seen the future, and we’re willing to share it with you…in 8-bit form.
Here’s our simulation of (exactly) how the World Juniors is going to play out:
The Winter Classic may have been cancelled, but that doesn’t mean we can’t watch it.
Wait. It actually means that specifically. Hm.
ANYWAY, what we can do is simulate the game using EA Sports NHL ’13, clip the highlights, and show you what would’ve been. And boy-oh-boy, did the sim game come awfully close to what I was expecting from the real one.
Without any further ado, here’s the closest thing you’re going to get to a 2013 NHL Winter Classic:
Our own Jackie Redmond had the chance to catch up with Michael Del Zotto, and the conversation took a bit of an interesting twist. Apparently Del Zotto is going to miss his former teammate Brandon Prust quite a bit.