The NHL games from EA Vancouver have been the premier series for professional hockey. They simulate what it's like to compete head to head with some of the best players on the ice, in adrenaline-pumping matches with high stakes. \n \nNHL 21 is the next installment in the long-running series and according to details from the developer, it's shaping up to bring the series forward in all of the right ways. Not only have the moves become flasher and the action faster, but players will be able to take control over games like never before. \n \nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=fk6N4G_gISk \n \nA new trailer just released that confirms Alexander Ovechkin being on the cover. It's quite an honor for any player to be selected and one that Alexander will enjoy with great pride for the second time. He's a future hall-of-famer and certainly deserves this moment thanks to his scoring prowess. \n \nIt was also revealed that NHL 21 will release on October 16th for the Xbox One and PS4. Now that there is light at the end of the developmental tunnel, fans of the series can start looking to an innovative installment that could be one of the best to date. \n \nIn addition to improved gameplay and controls, there's a new Be A Pro mode that lets gamers see what it's like to play on the big stage -- where the difference in winning and losing is inches. You'll get to go from playing in front of hundreds to playing under the bright lights, if you play your cards right. \n \nProgressing through the various stages of an NHL career sounds like a dream fans have waited so long for. From excelling in tryouts to making it on the starting line for the first time, Be A Pro will have career-defining moments that you'll want to re-live over and over. \n \nIf all of this sounds like worth the price of admission, pre-orders are still available. Those that take this route can enjoy a lot of things, such as Player Choice Packs, bonus attributes, and specialization points. If you're a die-hard NHL fan, this deal is hard to pass up. \n \nThe NHL gaming series has continued for so long up to this point. Every installment, there are new features and systems added. NHL 21 has doubled down on this aspect and that means fans are in store for authentic hockey simulation at its finest. \n \nThere are still a couple of months to go, but NHL 21 is trending in the right direction.