Endurance is going to be a big factor as well ESPECIALLY if you're going to stand in front of the net to screen the goalie.
Got one goalie interference penalty in the first game, gonna have to keep an eye on our positioning. Didn't do much either, just skated in front of him. Seems like EA's going to get it right so there's no glitch to knock the goalie down and not get called.
Transitions are much smoother, feels more like a TV broadcast.
Only problem is the Be A Pro, unless they're changing it. Being able to sim through shifts is great, but I don't like how you can't call yourself onto the ice like you always have been able to. Gives you less opportunities to actually make some career progress.