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Crosby, Datsyuk top NHL 14 player ratings

Aug 30, 2013, 7:18 PM EST

NHL.com kindly shared the top 50 player ratings for EA Sports’ upcoming NHL 14 title on Friday, so that naturally opens the door for outrage and excitement.

Obviously, the first few guys represent familiar faces, with Sidney Crosby and Pavel Datsyuk tied for the highest (active) player ratings at 95 each. Here’s a screenshot of each players ratings, so you can dispute someone’s speed or hand-eye coordination in the comments:

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In a move that shouldn’t upset many, Zdeno Chara was pegged as the top-rated defenseman at 94.

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Meanwhile, Jonathan Quick and Henrik Lundqvist tied for the No. 1 goalie at 91.

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It’s pretty tough to quibble with those choices. Still, there are a few surprises and worthy notes, such as:

Anyway, more fun can be found at NHL.com, and we’ll keep an eye out for some divisive ratings when the game hits North America on Sept. 10 (and worldwide on Sept. 13).

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