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05-07-2013, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by OilChuck View Post
Madden Cover curse.....Unless Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Steven Stamkos and Claude Giroux have failed in some way Im not aware of.
Not so much anymore, but it used to be legit.

Lindros gets cover, suffers a string of major injuries, ending the prime of his career.

Owen Nolan gets the cover, never matches even half of his career points totals again

Lemieux returns, looks amazing, gets the cover, then plays only 24 games the next year thanks to injuries.

Iginla leads the league in goals, gets the cover, then is not in the top 30 in points the next year

2004 - Joe Thornton is selected, then is charged with assaulting a police officer. Replaced by Dany Heatley, who kills Dan Snyder in a car accident. This happened only 4 days after the release date.

Markus Naslund went from being an annual top 5 scorer, to being a second liner, to being not NHL caliber in only a few short seasons after getting the cover.

Lecavalier went from being a Hart trophy candidate to the most overpaid 2nd liner in the game.

Eric Staal went from a 100 point season and a Stanley Cup to having an awful season.

Phaneuf was one of the best young d-men in the game. He got the cover and started having his hip issues.

Its been four years since a "curse" like happening though.

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