Just Don't Get Kicked Out of the Circle in NHL 11

There's plenty you can do on a faceoff other than spam the controls and look like a fool. NHL 11 wants to give you more options this year, as shown in new screenshots released today.

As we saw in a video yesterday, you'll be able to tie up your opponent and kick it back, tie him up and let the wingers take it, deke or even shoot off the draw. So that's what Ottawa's Mike Fischer and Toronto's Tyler Bozak are demonstrating above.

The new hip-checking animations (and attendant physics) are showcased, along with the usual he-shoots-he-scores stuff, in two other screenshots EA Sports released today.

Just Don't Get Kicked Out of the Circle in NHL 11

Just Don't Get Kicked Out of the Circle in NHL 11