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David Littman: How to be a good rookie, Part 2

David Littman: How to be a good rookie, Part 2

by David Littman - July 25, 2011 11:38 AM EDT

Making the jump from being a veteran in junior or college to being at the bottom of the totem pole in the pros is tough. Here are a few ways to make it easier.
With the NHL draft recently completed, I was thinking back on my times as a rookie. A hockey player is considered to be a rookie many times in a career.


David Littman: How to be a good rookie, Part 1

David Littman: How to be a good rookie, Part 1

by David Littman - July 24, 2011 9:55 AM EDT

Making the jump from being a veteran in junior or college to being at the bottom of the totem pole in the pros is tough. Here are a few ways to make it easier.
With the NHL draft recently completed, I was thinking back on my times as a rookie. A hockey player is considered to be a rookie many times in a career.


David Littman's Blog: Fondly remembering knee-hockey as a kid

David Littman's Blog: Fondly remembering knee-hockey as a kid

by David Littman - November 30, 2010 1:35 PM EST

The creative director at EA Sports recalls his childhood days playing on the travel team and having fun with his friends off the ice.
As the creative director of EA SPORTS NHL Slapshot for the Nintendo Wii, it was my job to lead the design phase and figure out the vision of the game.


David Littman's Blog: What's new in EA Sports NHL 11

David Littman's Blog: What's new in EA Sports NHL 11

by David Littman - August 27, 2010 9:35 AM EDT

A producer for the popular video game series writes about the new online mode "Hockey Ultimate Team" and explains how it works.
For the hockey fans who look forward to my blogs (I know of at least two and I am their son), sorry I have taken so long since my last one. I have been very busy making not just one video game, but two.


David Littman's Blog: Watching Canada-USA live an amazing experience

David Littman's Blog: Watching Canada-USA live an amazing experience

by David Littman - February 24, 2010 11:15 AM EST

The former professional goalie and current producer for EA Sports shares his experiences from the memorable Olympic matchup.
My life has been devoted to hockey. I love the sport more than anything else, other than my family. I have had many great hockey experiences in my life: I won the pee-wee U.


David Littman's Blog: The truth about cliches, Pt. 2

David Littman's Blog: The truth about cliches, Pt. 2

by David Littman - January 29, 2010 9:20 AM EST

The former professional goalie and current producer for EA Sports, explains some of a hockey player's favorite cliches.
In December, NHL 10, the game I work on at Electronic Arts, won the Sports Video Game of the Year award on Spike TV. I flew to Los Angeles and accepted the award on stage with former NHL player and Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille.


David Littman's Blog: The truth about cliches, Pt. 1

David Littman's Blog: The truth about cliches, Pt. 1

by David Littman - January 19, 2010 10:40 AM EST

The former NHL goaltender, who's currently a producer on EA's NHL video games, talks about what a player is really saying and how it applies in the real world.
In December, NHL 10, the game I work on at Electronic Arts, won the Sports Video Game of the Year award on Spike TV. I flew to Los Angeles and accepted the award on stage with former NHL player and Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille.


David Littman's Blog: How I fought the Grim Reaper - and won

David Littman's Blog: How I fought the Grim Reaper - and won

by David Littman - February 13, 2009 10:53 AM EST

The former goalie and current EA Sports producer recalls a showdown with the pugilist known simply as "The Grim Reaper."
Many of you know Stu Grimson as one of the toughest NHL fighters of the ‘90s. Just before he started fighting Probert, Brown, and McSorley…he fought me.


David Littman's Blog: Getting into the video game industry

David Littman's Blog: Getting into the video game industry

by David Littman - November 28, 2008 11:40 AM EST

The former NHL goalie and current producer for EA Sports NHL series explains the steps a hopeful gamer needs to take to make a living.
After last week talking about the process of making a video game, today I’m going to discuss how to get started in the industry. If you are a parent reading this, don’t underestimate how much of a positive influence video games can have on your child’s life.


David Littman's Blog: Making a hockey video game

David Littman's Blog: Making a hockey video game

by David Littman - November 21, 2008 11:20 AM EST

The former NHL goalie and current producer at EA Sports discusses what it takes to make a game like NHL 09.
Last week I discussed my personal road from playing hockey to the video game world. In this blog I’ll get into what goes into the making of a video game like NHL 09.


David Littman's Blog: Going from hockey player to video game producer

David Littman's Blog: Going from hockey player to video game producer

by David Littman - November 12, 2008 11:55 AM EST

The former NHL goaltender tells the story of his road from the ice to climbing the ladder at EA Sports.
Hey hockey fans, it’s been a while since my last post. This was due mostly to the fact the game I work on – EA Sports NHL 09 – was released in September.


David Littman's Blog: So you want to be a goalie? Part 2

David Littman's Blog: So you want to be a goalie? Part 2

by David Littman - August 26, 2008 11:12 AM EDT

The former NHL goalie and current EA video game producer provides tips on becoming a good goalie and dealing with your coach.
In Part 1 last week, former Sabres and Lightning goalkeeper David Littman discussed his road to becoming and NHL goalie and went through his daily routine.


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