Constant freezing, which didn't happen when it first came out.
The same orchestral menu music from NHL 15 is in NHL 16, without the EA Trax option.
However, NHL Legacy Edition, the PS3 and Xbox 360 port has the soundtrack playing in the menu.
Morale system is a disaster.
Be A GM, Be a Pro, and everything else with the exception of HUT is very shallow.
Menu screens are slow and unresponsive.
The menu screen background is ugly.
Potentials go down even if a player has a 100 point season!
Be a Pro has broken logic. 2BCProductions2BC had his pro get 60 points as an enforcer, which was the best player on the team, just to be sent down to the minors for no reason.
AI is really dumb. Players have shot the puck off the net on the penalty kill!
Turbo menu glitch that cant be stopped for several minutes
Patrick Kane removed the game cover due to his sexual assault.
Legacy Edition (PS3/360)
The PS3 and Xbox 360 ports of this game are reskins of NHL 14 and 15 on the same consoles with a roster and soundtrack update and the title was changed to NHL Legacy Edition.
Be A Legend Mode, as well as the Legends team has been removed.
Small soundtrack with only 10 alternative/indie songs.
The Winter Classic rosters for the 2011 Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins, along with the 2012 New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers, were changed to remove players who retired during or after the 2013-14 NHL season.
Not as paper thin as NHL 15.
Be a Pro is at least playable unlike in NHL 15.
Gameplay is much faster and smoother than NHL 15.
The on ice trainer may be helpful for beginners.
Improved NBC presentation, as the NBC changed it's score bug at the start of 2015.