I got this game for Christmas last year and just now opened it. I am having a helluva time with the controls. I cant seem to pass or score. While I am trying to deke I end up shooting the puck (poorly)because I move my right stick a little upwards. I also don't like the checking system as I can't seem to hit anyone solidly unless I take a long run from across the rink. My player won't grab the puck when its loose right in front of his feet. My passes just sort of flutter away from my player instead of being fast and crisp. I love hockey and I really want to love this game but I am having a difficult time. There is a custom controls option but I can't do anything on that screen.