When we created the ultimate EA Sports NHL soundtrack, we were forced to leave a lot of great songs off of it.

That's why we decided it would be fun to rank the top 5 EA NHL video game soundtracks, as a whole, of all-time, which will surely cause arguments amongst hockey fans as seemingly every NHL soundtrack was awesome, but we're prepared for the backlash.

As always, we love to see your opinions and feedback, so don't hesitate to tweet us @BarDown, and as always, enjoy!

(NOTE: Some songs are missing from the Spotify playlists due to the fact that they are not on Spotify)

Just Missed The Cut: NHL 2002

(via YouTube)

Barenaked Ladies, "It's Only Me"
Gob, "I Hear You Calling"
Sum 41, "Fat Lip"
Sum 41, "Makes No Difference"
The Tea Party, "Temptation"
Treble Charger, "Brand New Low"
Treble Charger, "American Psycho"

5. NHL 09

(via Wikipedia)

Airbourne, "Runnin' Wild"
Apocalyptica feat. Tomoyasu Hotei, "Grace"
Avenged Sevenfold, "Afterlife"
Billy Talent feat. Anti-Flag, "Turn Your Back"
Black Tide, "Warriors Of Time"
Bullet For My Valentine, "Hearts Burst into Fire"
Coheed and Cambria, "The Running Free"
From First To Last, "Two As One"
Johnossi, "Execution Song"
Millencolin, "Done Is Done"
Panic! At The Disco, "Nine In The Afternoon"
Phantom Planet, "Do The Panic"
Protest The Hero, "The Dissentience"
Sons and Daughters, "Gilt Complex"
The Elms, "The Shake"
The Kills, "Cheap and Cheerful"

4. NHL 10

via 5borosports.com

Alexisonfire, "Young Cardinals"
Cancer Bats, "Deathsmarch"
CKY, "Hellions On Parade"
Disco Ensemble, "Golden Years"
Dragonforce, "Heroes of Our Time"
Eagles of Death Metal, "Anything 'Cept The Truth"
Earl Greyhound, "Oye Vaya"
Green Day, "Know Your Enemy"
Megadeth, "Peace Sells"
MeTalkPretty, "Wake Up!"
Ministry, "Keys To The City"
MxPx, "Kids In America"
Nickelback, "Burn it to the Ground"
Papa Roach, "Into The Light"
Priestess, "Raccoon Eyes"
Rancid, "The Bravest Kids"
Scorpions, "Rock You Like A Hurricane"
Thousand Foot Krutch, "Fire It Up"

3. NHL 06

(via Wikipedia)

American Head Charge, "Loyalty"
Animal Alpha, "Bundy"
Avenged Sevenfold, "Bat Country"
Beatsteaks, "Atomic Love"
Billy Talent, "Red Flag"
Bullet For My Valentine, "4 Words (To Choke Upon)"
Fall Out Boy, "Our Lawyers Made Us Change The Name Of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued"
Institute, "Bulletproof Skin"
Kaiser Chiefs, "Saturday Night"
Mando Diao, "Down in the Past"
OK Go, "Do What You Want"
Pennywise, "Knocked Down"
Rock 'N' Roll Soldiers, "Flag Song"

2. NHL 03

(via Wikipedia)

Blindside, "Pitiful"
Celldweller, "Stay With Me (Unlikely)"
Dead Star Hotel, "Frustrated"
Default, "Deny"
Default, "Slow Me Down"
Dragpipe, "Simple Minded"
Greenwheel, "Strong"
Gob, "I've Been Up These Steps"
Gob, "Sick with You"
Jimmy Eat World, "Sweetness"
M.ill.ion, "Showstopper"
Papa Roach, "She Loves Me Not"
Queens of the Stone Age, "No One Knows"
Trapt, "Headstrong"
Treble Charger, "Hundred Million"

1. NHL 04

(via Amazon.com)

Adema, "Co-Dependent"
Alien Ant Farm, "S.S. Recognize"
Autopilot Off, "Clockwork"
Avenged Sevenfold, Chapter Four"
Bowling For Soup, "Punk Rock 101"
Brand New, "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows"
Cinder, "Soul Creation"
Deftones, "Minerva"
Dexter Freebish, "Falling Down"
Dexter Freebish, "Life Of Saturdays"
Gob, "Oh! Ellin"
Jerk, "Sucked In"
Jet, "Get What You Need"
Less Than Jake, "The Ghosts Of Me And You"
Living Things, "Born Under the Gun"
Modern Day Zero, "Down"
The Ataris, "Radio #2"
Vendetta Red, "Shatterday"

(All Soundtrack info/song lists via EANHLWiki)