family like to see The Blackhawks? Want to BE The
Blackhawks? We celebrate the diehard fans who remember
walking up and getting day of game seats, back when the
stadium was half empty and the Hawks games weren't even
televised. Or maybe you remember even further back, to the
roar of the crowds in the old pre-1994
celebrate all the new found fans, who have discovered how fast
paced, exciting and fun hockey is, amid the media frenzy around The
Stanley Cup winning
hockey as much as we love great music and books. So, this week
we're taking a little detour and offering something special
for Win A Disc
NHL Slapshot game by EA
This contest will run 2 weeks instead of 1 and
we'll be giving away a Wii
NHL Slapshot game ($59.99)
and stick signed by
hockey great, Luc
Mama and one
Out with Chicago
Parent! Enter at the bottom of
this post to win.
We've only had a chance to play
a few of the many variations on NHL Slapshot, but early
reports are favorable. The kids had lots of fun playing
pee wee hockey and training for the NHL. In our first
round, Du-Jay played Kane, and Sagezilla and Dad traded off as The
Slapshot's great because instead of just
seeing the Chicago Blackhawks, they get to
BE The Blackhawks!
The kids spent a few fun family hours challenging their Dad.
The game play is easy to pick up, so friends and family who
aren't avid gamers can jump right in on 4 mini games. Pick
from shooter vs. goalie, 2 vs. 2, classic shoot out, or free for
NHL Slapshot can be played
with just the Wii remote and Nunchuk, but my game testers tried
both and thought playing with the sticks was much
better. There are 4
basic modes for game play. You can start as a pee wee player
and work your way up to the NHL. You can
play a whole season as your favorite team.
Or, if you want instant gratification, you can
skip right to The Stanley Cup Final,
without losing any teeth. Then there's always the 4 mini
games we mentioned
You can custom design your own original player or be
the athletes you wish you were, like Tazer, Sharpie, Duncan Teeth
or Kaner. You can
even choose jersey #99 and be Wayne Gretzky in any mode.
Hockey greats transcend team loyalty. Who wouldn't wanna be
Wayne Gretzky?! He still holds a place of honor in fans
hearts and on the front of the NHL Slapshots
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Enter here through midnight on Tuesday 11/23.
Winner announced Wednesday, 11/24. One entry per
family. Winners chosen by random.org number
generator. Prizes will be sent by EA
Sports and can be mailed
Bonnie Kenaz-Mara is a writer-photographer-potter-painter-actress-animal wrangler-general creatrix and Mama to two amazing kiddos.
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