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    NHL 2002 FAQ/Strategy Guide
    Author:  mighty mosquito <mighty_mosquito@hotmail.com>
    Version 0.2
    Last update: August 2002
    1.  Legal
    2.  Version History
    3.  Controls
    4.  Teams and Players
    5.  The Game [in operation]
    6.  Strategy [coming soon]
    7.  Review [coming soon]
    8.  Credits/Thanks
    1.	L E G A L
    This document is strictly copyright by mighty mosquito.  It 
    should appear on <http://www.gamefaqs.com>, 
    <http://dlh.net>, <http://www.neoseeker.com>, and nowhere 
    else!  If I find it on another site, especially without my 
    permission, I will sue!  If you really want this FAQ on 
    your site, you must e-mail me first and clearly mention my 
    name when you post it.  You are not allowed to print many 
    times or photocopy and sell this.  If you are unsure if you 
    can do something or if you have any questions or comments, 
    feel free to e-mail me at <mighty_mosquito@hotmail.com>.  
    And no, I am not a fan of junk mail, chain letters, and 
    letters that were sent to me for no reason at all.  If the 
    e-mail is not strictly about this FAQ or about writing 
    FAQs, then I will block you without hesitation and if you 
    do have a question or comment, it will never get to me.  If 
    you want to e-mail me about helpful tips and additions to 
    add into my FAQ, it is encouraged.  You will get full 
    credit for what you wrote and your name will be added to 
    the Credits/Thanks section for everybody to see.  Oh, and 
    before I forget, no plagiarism either.  It's my pet peeve 
    and it's not permitted.  
    (if you don't know what plagiarism means, it means copying 
    my work and putting your name on it)
    2.  V E R S I O N  H I S T O R Y  
    08/25/2002 - I'm back.  I've fixed my margins that used to 
    be way too small; I've given the permission for 2 new sites 
    to post my FAQ (see legal section); I've fixed a couple of 
    minor spelling changes. (Version 0.2)
    08/19/2002 - Initial release.  I've done enough for now and 
    I'll be back in 1 week (Version 0.1)
    08/13/2002 - Started writing my FAQ :P (Version 0.0)
    FAQ Notes: 
    Yes, this is my first FAQ, so if you don't like it, don't 
    worry, because they'll improve.
    I am a Canadian and I am using Canadian spelling. (No, I do 
    not have a pet beaver)
    On to the FAQ!
    3.  C O N T R O L S
    Keyboard / Gravis Gamepad Pro / SideWinder
    Player with Puck:
    Shoot         (Spacebar)/(Button 1)/(A)
    Pass          (C)/(Button 2)/(B)
    Speed burst   (X)/(Button 3)/(C)
    Deke          (Z)/(Button 4)/(X)
    Player without Puck:
    Hook          (Spacebar)/(Button 1)/(A)
    Hold          (Spacebar)/(Button 1)/(A)
    Block shot    (Spacebar)/(Button 1)/(A)
    Change player (C)/(Button 2)/(B)
    Speed burst   (X)/(Button 3)/(C)
    Body Check    (X)/(Button 3)/(C)
    Big Hit       (Z)/(Button 4)/(X)
    Goalie with puck:
    Pass          (C)/(Button 2)/(B)
    Clear puck    (Spacebar)/(Button 1)/(A)
    Goalie without puck:
    Save attempt  (X)/(Button 3)/(C)+hold
    Free skate    (S)/(Button 8)/(Right Trigger)+hold
    Face offs:
    Draw puck     (C)/(Button 2)/(B)
    Big hit       (Z)/(Button 4)/(X)
    High punch    (Spacebar)/(Button 1)/(A)
    Low punch     (C)/(Button 2)/(B)
    Change lines  (F1)-(F4) Away
                  (F5)-(F9) Home /(Button 7)/                      
                  (Left Trigger)
    Additional controls:
    Skate backwards(B)/(Button 6)/(Z)
    Deflection     (D)/(Button 5)/(Y)
    Block shot     (D)/(Button 5)/(Y)
    Reverse the
    camera angle   (Tab)
    Change cameras (Ctrl)+(F1)-(F8)
    Pause game     (Esc)/(Button 10/Start)/(M)
    Slap shot      (Spacebar)/(Button 1)/(A)+hold
    Saucer pass    (C)/(Button 2)/(B)+hold
    4.  T E A M S & P L A Y E R S
    Teams are rated by several factors including goaltending, 
    powerplay, defense, scoring, etc.
    NHL TEAMS (alphabetical order):
    (team - overall rating)
    Anaheim - 81
    Atlanta - 75
    Boston - 80
    Buffalo - 82
    Calgary - 79
    Carolina - 80
    Chicago - 79
    Colorado - 84
    Columbus - 79
    Dallas - 88
    Detroit - 84
    Edmonton - 82
    Florida - 77
    Los Angeles - 82
    Minnesota - 78
    Montreal - 80
    Nashville - 81
    New Jersey - 84
    New York Islanders - 78
    New York Rangers - 79
    Ottawa - 83
    Philadelphia - 84
    Phoenix - 82
    Pittsburgh - 78
    St. Louis - 83
    San Jose - 84
    Tampa Bay - 79
    Toronto - 83
    Vancouver - 80
    Washington - 85
    Eastern Conference - 92
    Western Conference - 92
    North America - 94
    World - 92
    Austria - 76
    Belarus - 76
    Canada - 94
    Czech Republic - 89
    Finland - 82
    France - 73
    Germany - 77
    Great Britain - 75
    Italy - 72
    Japan - 76
    Kazakhstan - 73
    Latvia - 75
    Norway - 72
    Poland - 76
    Russia - 87
    Slovakia - 85
    Sweden - 87
    Switzerland - 75
    Ukraine - 76
    USA - 90
    Players are rated by many factors including Speed, Agility, 
    Shot Power, Shot Accuracy, etc.
    (Team - Player1 - Overall rating, Player2 - Overall rating, 
    Player 3 - Overall rating, etc.)
    Anaheim - P. Kariya - 89, J. Friesen - 86, S. Rucchin - 85
    Atlanta - R. Ferraro - 83, P. Stefan - 83, L. Bartecko - 
    79, S. Guolla - 79
    Boston - J. Allison - 88, B. Guerin - 88, J. Thornton - 87
    Buffalo - S. Barnes - 85, C. Gratton - 83, M. Satan - 83
    Calgary - J. Iginla - 87, C. Conroy - 82, M. Savard - 82
    Carolina - J. O'Neill - 88, R. Brind'Amour - 87, S. Kapanen 
    - 84
    Chicago - T. Amonte - 88, A. Zhamnov - 86, M. Nylander - 84
    Colorado - J. Sakic - 94, P. Forsberg - 93, R. Blake - 89
    Columbus - M. Sillinger - 85, G. Sanderson - 84, S. Aubin - 
    Dallas - M. Modano - 91, J. Nieuwendyk - 85, D. Hatcher - 
    84, P. Turgeon - 84
    Detroit - S. Fedorov - 92, S. Yzerman - 90, B. Shanahan - 
    Edmonton - R. Smyth - 85, A. Carter - 83, T. Marchant - 83
    Florida - P. Bure - 87, V. Bure - 83, V. Kozlov - 81   
    Los Angeles - Z. Palffy - 86, A. Deadmarsh - 85, B. 
    Smolinski - 84
    Minnesota - W. Walz - 85, M. Gaborik - 79, A. Brunette - 
    78, D. Hendrickson - 78, S. Roest - 78, L. Sekeras - 78
    Montreal - S. Koivu - 84, M. Rucinsky - 82, P. Brisebois - 
    81, J. Juneau - 81
    Nashville - S. Walker - 84, G. Johnson - 83, C. Ronning - 
    New Jersey - P. Elias - 89, J. Arnott - 86, S. Niedermayer 
    - 85
    New York Islanders - B. Isbister - 86, M. Peca - 86, M. 
    Czerkawski - 85, A. Yashin - 85
    New York Rangers - T. Fleury - 88, P. Nedved - 86, B. 
    Leetch - 85, M. Messier - 85
    Ottawa - M. Hossa - 86, R. Bonk - 85, W. Redden - 85
    Philadelphia - J. Roenick - 91, M. Recchi - 90, E. Lindros 
    - 89
    Phoenix - S. Doan - 85, M. Handzus - 84, C. Lemieux - 82, 
    T. Numminen - 82
    Pittsburgh - M. Lemieux - 94, A. Kovalev - 91, M. Straka - 
    St. Louis - D. Weight - 86, P. Demitra - 85, C. Pronger - 
    San Jose - O. Nolan - 91, P. Marleau - 86, T. Selanne - 86
    Tampa Bay - V. Lecavalier - 87, B. Holzinger - 81, F. Modin 
    - 81
    Toronto - M. Sundin - 88, G. Roberts - 86, A. Mogilny - 84
    Vancouver - M. Naslund - 89, T. Bertuzzi - 85, E. 
    Jovanovski - 84
    Washington - J. Jagr - 92, P. Bondra - 88, T. Linden - 87
    TOP DEFENSEMEN (overall rating of at least 84):
    Rob Blake - 89
    Brian Leetch - 85
    Scott Niedermayer - 85
    Chris Pronger - 85
    Wade Redden - 85
    Eric Desjardins - 84
    Derian Hatcher - 84
    Ed Jovanovski - 84
    Nicklas Lidstrom - 84
    TOP FORWARDS (overall rating of at least 90):
    Mario Lemieux - 94
    Joe Sakic - 94
    Peter Forsberg - 93
    Sergei Fedorov - 92
    Jaromir Jagr - 92
    Alexei Kovalev - 91
    Mike Modano - 91
    Owen Nolan - 91
    Jeremy Roenick - 91
    Mark Recchi - 90
    Steve Yzerman - 90
    TOP GOALTENDERS (overall rating of at least 90):
    Dominik Hasek (DET) - 96
    Curtis Joseph (TOR) - 92
    Sean Burke (PHX) - 91
    Roman Cechmanek (PHA) - 91
    Mike Dunham (NSH) - 91
    Olaf Kolzig (WAS) - 91
    Patrick Roy (COL) - 91
    Tommy Salo (EDM) - 91
    Martin Brodeur (NJD) - 90
    Patrick Lalime (OTT) - 90
    5.  T H E  G A M E
    After you start up NHL 2002, you will be at the main menu.  
    The options are "Play Now", "Game Modes", "NHL Cards", 
    "Customization", "Play Online Now", and "Online Game 
    Modes".  These are the selections I will be discussing in 
    this chapter.
    At the bottom of your screen, you will see an options bar.  
    The first icon on the left-hand side is a hand with an "X" 
    on its palm.  If you select this, you will quit to windows.  
    The next icon is 2 cards.  If you select this, you will go 
    to the NHL Cards screen (scroll down to see part on NHL 
    Cards).  To the right of that icon is a video camera icon.  
    If you select that icon, you can view a saved highlight.  
    The next icon is a floppy disk.  If you select that, you 
    can load a previously saved "Play Now" game.  After the 
    disk, there will be a "stick with three arrows".  So help 
    me!  That's my best description!  Anyways, if you select 
    this icon, you will be able to edit your rules and options.  
    The next icon is a hockey player.  If you select this icon, 
    then you will get options that a coach would have (example 
    - edit lines, view prospects, trade).  The last icon on the 
    right-most portion of the options bar is a graph.  If you 
    select this icon, then you can view statistics by team, 
    player, or position.  
    On to the main menu options:  
    Brief description (as taken from the manual):  
    Play against the opponent of your choice in an NHL pre-
    season or International type game.   
    So you start up NHL 2002 on your PC for the very first time 
    and you don't know anything about this game, so you feel 
    the safest choice is to click "Play Now".  Smart choice, 
    because this is the simplest and quickest.  
    After you select "Play Now", there will be a screen titled 
    "Game Setup".  The "Game Setup" screen is a screen where 
    you can choose your team, skill level, profile, and 
    controller.  For your skill level, you can choose between 
    "Beginner", "Easy", "Medium", or "Difficult".  If you've 
    never played any NHL or EA Sports game before, then I 
    suggest beginner level.  If you've played an NHL game 
    before, then I suggest one or two beginner games only to 
    get the feel of the game, and then move on to Easy or 
    Medium.  If you are an NHL ace, then you should be able to 
    handle difficult within the first couple of tries.  
    Once you move on from the "Game Setup" screen, you will 
    have a "Starting Lineup" screen to deal with.  At this 
    screen, you can choose to start with one of your four 
    lines.  You can also select your home, away, or if you have 
    them, third and fourth jerseys.  Also, if you are an "in-
    betweener", where for instance, you are better than easy 
    but worse than medium, you can select medium and give 
    yourself a player and/or goalie boost to help you win more 
    games.  This also helps if your friends are better than you 
    and they say to you "Let's play a game of NHL 2002!"  You 
    can say all right, but before you start, make sure you give 
    yourself a nice player boost.  You can also toggle "auto 
    shot aim" on and off.  
    Once you have selected everything and are happy with it, 
    you can go on and play some hockey! :D      
    Brief description (as taken from the manual):
    Take it all the way to the Stanley Cup if you can in Season 
    mode, jump to the playoffs in Playoff mode, battle to rule 
    the ice in Tournament mode, take on the intensity of an OT 
    finish in Shootout mode, or play for 10 years in Season 
    [more coming soon]
    Brief description (as taken from the manual):
    View your Cardbook or tasklist, see what celebrations or 
    Easter Eggs you've earned, or create or modify profiles
    I just collect NHL Cards for fun but you can use them to 
    boost your player's performance in a match.  To obtain NHL 
    Cards, you need to have 2000 points.  You get points for 
    completing tasks.  Depending on the skill level and the 
    difficulty of the task, each completed task is worth in 
    between 200 points and 2000 points.  The difficulty of 
    tasks range from level one to level four.  The level one 
    tasks are extremely easy to accomplish whereas the level 
    four tasks are extremely hard to accomplish.  I will give 
    you the complete Level Two tasklist right here so you get 
    the picture.  I won't give you Level one, Level three, or 
    Level four because you can get the picture from this one:
    Level Two:
    Get a Shutout
    Get 15 Hits in 1 period
    Get 5 Big Hits by one player
    Score a Hat Trick with one player
    Score a Short Handed Goal
    Score on a Breakaway
    Get 2 or fewer penalties in a game
    Get the Game Tying goal
    Score a Natural Hat Trick
    Score a Deflection goal
    Get a +/- rating of 4 for one player
    Win an Overtime Game in the Playoffs
    Finish 1st in Playoff GAA
    Score 20 goals with one player in a Season
    Win 3 consecutive Road games in a Season
    Win the EA Sports Trophy in Season Mode
    Win the All-Star Game in Season Mode
    Finish 1st in your Conference in Season Mode
    Finish 1st in your Division in Season Mode
    Finish 1st in your 16 Team Tournament Pool
    Win the Bronze Medal in Tournament Mode
    You say you want the other 3 levels?  Too bad, play the 
    In Season, Playoff, or Tournament mode, you can access the 
    NHL Cards screen by going to the Central screen and 
    selecting NHL Cards.  To activate a ==Hero Celebration 
    Card==, choose celebrations from the NHL Cards menu.  
    Select the button to which you want to assign your 
    celebration to.  Now your hero can do the celebration after 
    goals when you press the button.  To activate an ==Easter 
    Egg Card==, from the NHL Cards menu, select Easter Eggs and 
    then click on the Easter Egg that you want to use during 
    your games.  Now that Easter Egg will be in effect when you 
    play a game.  To activate a ==Player Card== during a game, 
    pause the game and choose NHL Cardbook.  Click on the NHL 
    card you want to use and flip it.  Names under players will 
    change colours if the card affects him.    
    Brief description (as taken from the manual):
    Create a player, celebration, or custom team, or create or 
    access the AI Options
    [more coming soon]
    Brief description (as taken from the manual):
    Go up against the best in the world, without even leaving 
    the house
    [more coming soon]
    Brief description (as taken from the manual):
    Join a season, playoff, or tournament series and compete 
    against other human opponents
    [more coming soon]
    6.  S T R A T E G Y
    [coming soon]
    7.  R E V I E W
    [coming soon]
    8.  C R E D I T S
    GameFAQs - For helping me through many games when was 
    having trouble.
    CJayC - For creating GameFAQs, for posting my FAQ, and for 
    taking many hours to manage and improve GameFAQs
    Bernd Wolffgramm - For posting my FAQ at DLH
    Peter Judson - For posting my FAQ at NeoSeeker
    EA Sports - For making and developing this game
    Wayne Gretzky - For being a great hockey player and role 
    My cousins - For getting me this game at Christmas
    You - For taking the time to read this FAQ
    Me - For taking the time to make this FAQ
    My fingers - For typing this guide
    I've told you everything you need to know before starting a 
    game of NHL 2002.  Now, you can only learn more by playing 
    the game.  Hope you enjoyed this FAQ and come again another 
    End of document

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