EA SPORTS has kicked off the NHL 14 cover vote contest by matching up teammates in each conference. While we had speculated that the NHL 14 cover vote would have a legends category EA decided against rolling out the same voting they used in Madden.
“Twitter Vote Thursdays”
This year fans can double their voting power by using these player specific hash tags on “Twitter Vote Thursdays.” Each player specific hashtag used on Twitter on Thursdays will be counted as two official votes. Fans can join the conversation about the cover vote every day by using #NHL14CoverVote on Twitter and Instagram.
A few key match-ups:
- Jordan Staal vs Eric Staal in Carolina’s match-up
- Ryan Miller against Vanek in Buffalo. Miller could win the cover, but be playing in a new city next year.
- No Hartnell in Philly’s bracket.
- Brodeur could retire and still win.
- Six goalies are nominated.
NHL 14 Cover Vote Schedule:
- Round of 60 – April 22-28: Teammate vs. teammate. One representative from each team plus two wild card selections advance. **
- 32-Player Leaderboard – April 29-May 5: Fans vote for their favorite 16 candidates; top 16 vote-getters advance.
- 16-player Bracket – May 6 – May 26: Weekly round-by-round, single-elimination playoff bracket decides finalists.
- The Finals – May 27- June 2: Winner takes the NHL 14 Cover.
Be sure to vote at CoverVote.NHL.com
NHL 14 Cover Athlete Candidates
Tyler Seguin, Zdeno Chara
Teddy Purcell, Victor Hedman
PK Subban, David Desharnais
Joffrey Lupul, James van Riemsdyk
Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson
Kris Versteeg, Brian Campbell
Martin Brodeur, Adam Henrique
Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang
Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek
Carl Hagelin, Ryan Callahan
Eric Staal, Jordan Staal
Ryan Miller, Tomas Vanek
John Tavares, Michael Grabner
Craig Anderson, Milan Michalek
Evander Kane, Andrew Ladd
Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog
Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown
Patrick Sharp, Duncan Keith
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall
Brandon Dubinsky, Sergei Bobrovsky
Brandon Yip, Mike Fisher
Alex Pietrangelo, David Perron
Jimmy Howard, Pavel Datsyuk
Ryan Kesler, Alex Burrows
Joe Thornton, Logan Couture
Keith Yandle, Shane Doan
Kari Lehtonen, Jamie Benn
Andrew Cogliano, Matt Beleskey
Mikko Koivu, Niklas Backstrom
Dennis Wideman, Lee Stempniak