An Edmonton forward prepares for boarding by Minnesota's Cam Barker.

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Faceoffs in NHL 11 will enable different tactics to win the puck. Here Buffalo's Derek Roy spins around, blocking the puck and allowing him to win the draw.

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Roy, at it again, demonstrates the stick slash to win the faceoff.

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Broken sticks will affect play, rather than lay on the ice and look pretty.

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Collisions in the new real-time physics engine will be a lot more varied, but just as punishing.