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NHL Gamecenter 2010 iPhone Review

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So yesterday I finally got my new iPhone and naturally, I got straight to downloading a whack-load of apps, many of them sports focused and one of them was NHL Gamecenter 2010. With the season still in it’s infancy, I thought a review would be prudent.

I didn’t actually set out to download it since I was already familiar with ScoreMobile and the TSN Mobile iPhone apps but when I went to snag them from the App Store, NHL Gamecenter 2010 was one of the featured apps and with a price of FREE, I couldn’t resist. Turns out it’s pretty decent and the name of the game is simplicity.

The first screen you’re greeted with is the Scores page. The layout is clean, simple and striking. You can move forward or backwards to see future or past games/scores. Tap on the date and a calendar view comes up so you can pick a specific date to view. Tap on a particular game and you see the full summary. Rotate and you get an ice view summary with loads of options and details. It’s pretty slick!

The Standings screen allows you to view by Division, Conference (which will come in handy when the season is down to the wire to see if your team is gonna make the playoffs) or the entire league.

You can flag your favourite teams so that they appear at the top of the Scores screen, either by tapping the star when you’ve opened the team’s screen or by tapping More (Settings) > Favorite Teams. Once you’ve done so, you can go into the Settings and set various Game alerts.

You aren’t limited to your favourite teams for alerts though. On any given screen, there’s a little alarm clock in the top-right corner which allows you turn on alerts for the day’s games in case a division rival’s match is of importance to you. The one complaint I have is that you can’t flag individual players for alerts which would come handy for that office pool you’ve joined.

Overall, it’s a pretty great app for hockey fans of any variety and although you can get most of this info from other sports apps like TSN or ScoreMobile, NHL Gamecenter 2010 does got above and beyond that providing that added value.

Click here to download NHL Gamecenter.

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  • LuonGOLD

    Go Canucks Go!!!!

  • this one is OK, but I wish north america had the premium edition (available in Europe) which shows you FULL video highlights after every goal. After the game you can watch the entire highlight package.

  • I have this App myself. Works great, it is nice to see a good NHL App that shows the Leafs in first place…:)

  • ddn2003

    NHL GameCenter has push notifications!

  • BHT

    I’m still baffled by that. Let’s see if they can keep it up!

  • 32u4hfukweh7i12qo2u2

    Canucks suck, Luongo is the most overrated goalie in the league. He’s good but definately not the best. Every season, everyone’s all riled up about the nucks winning the cup but it never happens. They’ve let me down too many times so they have lost my support.

    GO PENS GO!

  • Ljrochon

    Sportacular is and always will Be the best sports app on the iPhone. As soon as they add CFL… All in one instead of these one trick pony game center apps

  • Don

    CBC hockey app lets you do that.

  • Canucks8

    Blame the so-called professional hockey critics for getting people riled up about the nucks winning the cup. the fans are just following the hype as you would be if they predicted the penguins to win the cup. As a canucks fan, i still think they are a couple seasons and a couple player adjustments away from a stanley cup contending team.

  • Sn0wBuZzED

    Go HABS GO ! 🙂

  • hockeylover

    For the life of meI can’t understand why they wouldn’t tie in viewing games on the iPhone/iPad if you have subscribed to Center Ice. That would make this app perfect.

  • Elducker

    Looking to get my hands on the premium version…otherwise might as well use TSN.
    Piracy is necessary, on occasion.

  • Buuudy

    good review. one complaint though. I dont seem to be getting the game alerts that I set-up. I’ve selected my favourite team, but i dont get the updates…

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