I harbor no illusions that I'm a halfway competent player, but in the online team game I just played, I somehow managed to score the game-tying goal with six seconds left and then got the assist on the game-winner in OT. AWESOME.
Also, the custom soundtracks take me back to NHL 2000 on the PC. There was nothing cooler than adding reverb to songs and hearing them in the arena during breaks. It's still beyond cool.