NHL 21: Five teams that will boost your chances of winning

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 03: Connor McDavid #97 and Mikko Koskinen #19 of the Edmonton Oilers (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 03: Connor McDavid #97 and Mikko Koskinen #19 of the Edmonton Oilers (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) /
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Winning a game in NHL is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted. Here are five teams in NHL 21 that will surely help you get some wins.

It is that time of year again, it is NHL season. NHL is set to be released on October 16 and EA Sports has already released the top 10 players from each position along with a list of the top 50 players in NHL 21 overall. Upon looking at all the given ratings for multiple players it is obvious that there are going to be certain teams that are more dominant than others.

Some of the ratings were a tad surprising and other ratings were as expected. However, it is not always about the ratings of the players that help you win but also how you choose to control your team against your opponent. Clearly it is nice to have 90 and above overall players on a team, but it isn’t always about high overalls when you are trying to win. Sport video games are all about matchups and there are five teams that are going to help you plow your way to victory when you pick up a copy of NHL 21.

1. Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers are going to be one of the most used teams in NHL 21. The reason being is that they have the highest overall player throughout the entire video game with Connor McDavid being a 95 overall. I expected McDavid to be the highest overall at about a 94, but I certainly didn’t expect to see McDavid at a 95 overall. Yes, that one overall point makes more of a difference than you might think. McDavid is going to be lightning-quick, he will win you a ton of faceoffs, and not to mention he will deke around defenders until their skates fall off.

Another key factor to this Edmonton Oiler team is none other than a man who took home the Art Ross Trophy, Hart Memorial Trophy, and the Ted Lindsay Award all in last season alone, Leon Draisaitl. Draisaitl has an overall of 92 and if you can control him the way like the way he played during the 2019-2020 season then you will not have any problems scoring goals. The biggest flaw of this Oiler team is the goaltending. Neither Mikko Koskinen nor Mike Smith rank in the top 50 overall players.

However, as I stated before it is not always about the overall of the players, but how you choose to play around these players. Regardless, the Oilers are going to be a team that players are going to continue to use year after year because they are just simply good and are the only team in NHL video games to have two players overall rated inside the top five.