I've been reading this forum for a while already, but thought to introduce my self just now. I have history in playing NHL Hockey on PC, or as we always called it "ysinelonen", means 94 in finnish. That was, and still is THE most best greatest game, ever. So, then few years ago I bought this silly small "gaming console". A set of two Sega gamepads (linked together with cable) that you attach to your TV with RCA and then you can play NHL94 and Fifa. Great item to sell! I found that visiting Stockholm, cost something like 10 bucks.
With that set we started to have tournaments with few of my friends, but soon wanted to enhance the gaming experience, move closer to "the original NHL Hockey", original to us. I tested every version of NHL 93/94/95 on both console emu's, SNES and Gens. Closest to PC game was this SNES version, NHL 94. After that we have played NHL 94 on Zsnes for hours and hours. I would say that my graduation delayed because of the game. When we didn't have lessons to go, we just went to school to play on big screen in an empty class room. Online experience with ZSnes is great too! We've hade several tournaments and a league also. In two weeks we'll have a tournament, has been a long time... My palms are alrady sweating.
To add something special here, I would like to ask you guys a question. How many of you do have a X-ray picture of Stanley Cup? I do... Some benefits working in a international airport. Those times I also met for example Jari Kurri multiple times. Also met Oleg Petrov. (from MTL #6 on bench in NHL Hockey, maybe the best skills in the game) I think he was playing then for some Russian team. Of course met a lot of NHL guys, but these ones I remember well, for certain reason...
Has anyone done a NHL Hockey mod for SNES here? I'm planning to do one. To get rid of FLA and ANH, and get Minnesota back! Can't stand Vanbiesbrouk in FLA. Again, my NHL Hockey history... There is also some strange things going with the line-ups?! Do I remember that Modano is on wing and stuff?
Anyway, I'm the happiest guy to see so many still playing (forgive me praising here) thee best (sports) game ever made. I will create an AIM account asap. Hamachi already is well known NHL-venue here too.
Nice to meet you!