The 303:30 – Off-season notes, Joe Nickolls of EA Sports & Kevin Weekes

In this episode, Codey and Jeremy discuss the vast array of off-season moves by the Nashville Predators (the departure of Jason Arnott, the addition of Matthew Lombardi, the depth chart on offense, etc.).

They then welcome in their special guests: Joe Nickolls, Senior Producer of EA Sports and current Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Kevin Weekes. Nickolls and the guys talk about the upcoming release of NHL Slapshot for the Nintendo Wii while they get Weekes’ reaction to the “Weekes for Back Up” campaign sweeping it’s way through Pred Nation thanks to Preds On The Glass and section303.com.

You can follow both guys on Twitter at @NHL_SLAPSHOT and @KevinWeekes, respectively.

After you listen to the podcast, for additional information (demo videos, other interviews, etc.) regarding NHL Slapshot for the Wii, check out Operation Sports.

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CREDITS:
Music: Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes), Salute Your Solution (The Raconteurs), Hey Girl (The Billy Goats), Carry Out (Timbaland), Take It Off (Ke$ha)

Staff: Kent Harris (voice over)

8 Comments

  1. Buddy Oakes

    August 2, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Great show. Kevin is the man. He would really add a lot of character to an already character filled team.

  2. lethargic

    August 2, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Sweeping it’s way through Pred Nation?? The only thing sweeping Pred Nation is the collective “WTF?????” at the Kevin Weekes idea. hahaha

    • Jeremy K. Gover

      August 2, 2010 at 1:23 pm

      I knew SOMEONE would catch that. LOL!

  3. Adam Rutherford

    August 3, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Hey guys, you got posted on EASports NHL 11 Facebook page 3 hours. Good luck with the bandwidth and congrats!

    • Adam Rutherford

      August 3, 2010 at 4:21 pm

      *3 hours ago…

  4. greg

    August 4, 2010 at 2:32 am

    this game, most likely, after long hours of play, will break your Wii or in the least burn rings on the disc. Imagine the problems that happened, and still occur with COD: Modern Warfare 2 on 360. They basically made an awesome game that that system can not handle.

    As for my authority on this, I’ve worked for gamestop for near 5 years now, and I’ve seen how these systems handle games. The Wii is extremely reliable, as are all Nintendo systems, but all games NOT MADE BY NINTENDO that push the Wii’s limits, always have problems with disc rings and systems shutting down, and at the least freezing consistently.

    I think this game is basically a test to see if people will play an NHL game with a motion control. I’ll be waiting for the PS3 version.

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