NHL 2003

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  • Easter Egg cards

    To get an Easter Egg cheat card, win ten games in a row without boosting your goalie or players with the same NHL team. You cannot use an international team. You must win one hundred games in row to unlock all of the cheats.

  • Deflection shot

    Get the puck to the offensive zone near the blue line. Hold Deflection/Short Block while shooting. One of your players should skate to the front of the net and deflect the puck in.

  • Smash players into the glass

    Get a hard hitter such as Brenndon Shannahan. When a CPU or human player is near the glass, press Y (big hit) for a chance to break the glass with them.

  • Use NHL player's face and picture for a created player

    When entering a name for a created player, use an existing NHL player's name. A prompt will confirm that the player is in the database and then ask if you want to create a player like him. Select "Yes" and you will receive his face type and picture for you player. You can then enter any name and stats once you have finished.

  • Easy goals

    If you are skating with someone that has a very high rank in the Deke category such as Joe Sakic, Paul Kariya, etc., once you get past the opposition's blue line, press Down, then press Auto Deke. Immediately after he is done with the Deke, press Shoot. You will score about 95% of the time. Also, take any big shooter and let him take a slapshot directly in the middle of the hash marks. Shoot for the top corner. This will work about 90% of the time. If a defender is on you, once in three zone move to the left or right, then cut back left or right and take you slapshot.

  • Bonus players

    Create a player and enter one of the following names. The game will complete their abilities and stats. Some players will also have a portrait.

      Adam Hall
      Alfie Michaud
      Barry Richter
      Ben Simon
      Blake Bellefeuille
      Brad Moran
      Brian Sutherby
      Chris Ferraro
      Corey Hirsch
      Dave Morisset
      David Nemirovsky
      Derek Mackenzie
      Eric Fichaud
      Evgeny Konstantinov
      Greg Crozier
      Greg Pankewicz
      Guy Hebert
      Ivan Huml
      Jakub Cutta
      Jason LaBarbera
      Jason Zent
      Johan Witehall
      Kay Whitmore
      Larry Murphy
      Mark Fitzpatrick
      Marquis Mathieu
      Martin Brochu
      Matt Herr
      Matt Higgins
      Michel Larocque
      Raffi Torres
      Rene Corbet
      Rich Parent
      Rick Tabaracci
      Sascha Goc
      Scott Fankhouser
      Ty Jones
      Xavier Delisle

      Most of the real-life EA Sports personnel who worked on making the game are available as hidden characters. To access the EA players, go to the create-a-player section and input any EA Sports personnel name, which can be found in the credits section towards the back of the instruction booklet. Most (but not all) of the names exist as hidden players, including several names from the "thanks" list, along with commentator "Jim Hughson", rink announcer "Jon McComb" and Vancouver Canucks coach/NHL 2003 strategist "Marc Crawford". If you play in franchise mode, these players will occasionally appear in the rookie draft for you to sign. Note: The female Christian names have been substituted for viable male alternatives: e.g. Susan Smith is "Steve Smith", and Christine Staples is "Christie Staples". You will have to experiment to work the girls out. If you can be bothered to create enough of the players, you can fill out the EA Blades and EA Storm Custom Teams with actual EA Sports players to give you a further two teams to play with.

      At the created player screen, enter various names of real players that do not appear in the rosters (such as "Eric Lindros"). Their exact profile and face will appear.

      Create a player using one of the following names of members of the Bare Naked Ladies: "Jim Creeggan", "Tyler Stewart", "Steven Page", "Ed Robertson", or "Kevin Hearn". The game will adjust the players face and statistics automatically to match that band member.


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