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Virtual hockey boss

Manage your own virtual hockey team with this game.

Step into the shoes of a General Manager of an ice hockey team with GM Hockey 2009. You can manage your own fantasy hockey team with it. You can pick players and coaches, conduct public relations, and more.

You have to create a username and password to use this program, but it's easy to do, and you can start playing as soon as you're logged on. The interface is dynamic and easy to read. This program has a lot of features and information, all well organized. The Help file covers how to play the game and details like how to manage players and set game options. Fans will enjoy the kitschy player photos. You can send your players to Rookie Camp and see how they fare. GM Hockey's media feature is fun to use. The interface includes a newspaper that keeps track of the team and its statistics, while the GM Desk tab in the menu allows you to manage your team's finances, sponsorships, and records. The Archives tab logs team awards as well as Draft History and Hall of Fame inductees.

This trial version of the software is limited to 25 uses. It installs and uninstalls with no problems. There are so many facets to GM Hockey 2009 that hockey fans will really feel like they're at the helm of their own team when they play it. This game would also be a good way to learn more about hockey and what it's like to manage a sports team.

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