Please merge if this is being discussed somewhere I can't find, but I just went to vote on the NHL 13 cover athlete and was pretty pissed to find Hartnell, Seguin, and Suban on there without Kessel being included. I'm not sure if there was a vote in order to get these 16 finalists, and most of them make sense, but common.. I feel like this is a little BS considering the year he just had as well..
they should just make a system to determine who should be the cover athlete by determining who is the most worthy. Obviously, MVP candidates are all worthy and also 2 or 3 popular guys that put up good numbers too.
List for this year, for me: Malkin, Stamkos, Lundqvist, Crosby, Giroux.
All of those guys are worthy of it, so then eliminate any that have been on the cover before(Stamkos), and anyone who is a little ***** about it(Crosby). Leaves you with Malkin, Lundqvist, Giroux. Pick one and go with it, you can't go wrong.