NHL 98 with current rosters, as of today, 08/06/17. A few things to note.
All I did was I used NOSE to copy rosters and some jerseys from other roms which have been posted here already, so thanks to naples, skip, slapshot, and thetome (also wboy for creating nose, it's awesome) I trust you don't mind, as it seems to be a good community here. I did a few players and jerseys myself, but not much. Lines are accurate as well.
As this is based on the 98 game, there are teams missing. Vegas, obviously, and also Winnipeg, Minnesota, Nashville, and Columbus. The divisions are all fucky too, just like they were back in the day. I really wish Winnipeg and Minnesota in particular were there, but this is what I've done so far.
I have no idea how to change team ratings, and I have a feeling they influence sim results. EARE only works for 94, and I'm a beginner at best. If anyone knows of another easy way to edit those, I'd be glad to know how. I'm not optimistic about that possibility though.
There are a few good young players missing (Montour, Jost, McAvoy, Barzal, etc). Some day soon this will bug me enough and I will add them and post a new rom. I did create Hischier and Patrick though. Also, I'm a Canucks fan (I'm from BC so I come by it honestly), so you'll notice that team has no vets, only the younger prospects. That's because I made this for me to have fun with. The rest of the teams should have normal rosters. I'll fix that also when I post a new rom.
NHLPA 93 is my favorite for gameplay, but it's a damn shame it and 94 have no season mode. That's why I made this, to be able to play seasons. I know it's not exactly what most everyone here is into, but I feel like there must be some others who enjoy season play most. I think 98 has decent AI for this era of games. I like to play with difficulty set to all-star and game speed set to low. I find that's the best. The 2 line passes are a bummer, but prefer to be able to decrease the game speed.
I also made a kind of weird rom based on the elitserien 96 game, I'll post that shortly. I'm no good at editing graphics (or anything other than rosters and jerseys), so it's incomplete.
Also, I'm working on a version of the 94 PC game (it was just called NHL Hockey), because it's the game I grew up playing as a kid with my brothers and friends. I feel like it's the best combination of gameplay, decent AI, old timey graphics, in depth stats keeping, and season mode (fight me!). I think it's great, but it's more time consuming than these sega roms, and I'm mostly just having fun playing these 2 for now. I will finish it someday.
Let me know about any mistakes I made. Of course I am open to any feedback or constructive criticism.
Cheers, and enjoy the game.
NHL 98 17.md.bin