Pavel Datsyuk, Jimmy Howard representing Detroit Red Wings in NHL 13 cover contest
Through April 11, fans will be able to vote who will represent each NHL team (plus two wild card players will be chosen) in the round of 32. Representing the Detroit Red Wings will either be Pavel Datsyuk or Jimmy Howard. Sorry Jimmy, I think Pavel's going to beat you here. In the round of 32, the top 16 vote-getters will advance to a tournament-style bracket to determine the cover boy of NHL 13.
Can Detroit athletes sweep these contests? Calvin Johnson's a heavy favorite for Madden, and Pavel Datsyuk is one of the most popular athletes in the NHL today. Plus, Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin are not in the nominating round, so that helps him.
Voting is unlimited, so feel free to vote all day long. Plus, I don't know of any "NHL curse" or anything like that, so no worries about getting Datsyuk (or Howard) on the cover. Click here to cast your vote.
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