For the second straight year, EA Sports is holding a fan vote to determine the cover of NHL14.
And for the Rangers the two representatives are Ryan Callahan and........Carl Hagelin? Huh?
Listen, I love Hagelin, but how in the heck is he in the running over guys like Rick Nash, Henrik Lundqvist and Derek Stepan?
And actually, if you look at most of the teams' representatives, you have to wonder what everyone is thinking.
No Crosby. No Ovechkin. No Stamkos. No Getzlef. No Weber. What the hell is going on around here?
To vote and/or check out this atrocity on your own click here.
Here's a released gif of Nash from the game courtesy of The Score....
...damn that's scary life like.
H/T to Melissas at Black & Blueshirts.
i would imagine they rule out players who wouldnt sign off on it without a payout hence no crosby etc
listen im far from racist... but i feel like it could be a while before a black guy is on the cover of nhl... u dont see many white guys on nba games if ne since larry bird.... no jerome iginla doesnt count.. not sure if hes been on one tho
Cally doesn't stand a chance unless he gets a Twitter account going, which I believe he's said he'd never do.
And while it looks real, that GIF of Nash looks like him as a rookie...
Look closely at the list - there are hardly any duplicates. My guess is if you made it past the first round last year, you couldn't be included again this year. (I saw something that if you made it to top 8 but still guessing they wanted as few duplicates as possible.) Personally I like this better. Why not get someone random on the cover?
And for those saying it's a jinx - Kane won the Cup the next year, Stamkos won the Richard and Giroux is doing just fine in scoring right now. Not a jinx in my mind.
I'm wonder if the reason sure some of the big names are not in the running is because it would somehow cost EA more money.
I like Hagelin, but Nash, Stefane or Hank. Maybe to sell games in the European market. Is the reason to pick Hagelin?
@TheNYRBlog Captain America all the way.
Not sure, but I think you can only be in the vote once every two or three years or something like thaf
@TheNYRBlog did you also notice no Crosby?
@TheNYRBlog how about Nash?? Wtf
I was so sad when Hank didn't get the cover last year. I'd say they're keeping certain people out to try to spread the cover love around, but, eh. Maybe it really is rigged! How else is Giroux gonna get the cover over Henrik?
@TheNYRBlog if I had a vote, it'd be for Datsyuk.
@TheNYRBlog have you ever been to bb&t arena in Florida?
@TheNYRBlog might as well vote Cally too, because no one besides Rangers fans will vote for Hagelin if he makes it to the next round.
@TheNYRBlog No problem! It helps to follow other teams who actually promote voting from start lol
@Rangerfan41 Lots of star players left out.
@robbaumuller Very strange.
@CareyBrandsdorfer That's the only reason I can think of.