The EA Sports NHL series is a highly successful sports game franchise. Each year, a well known player is selected to be on the front cover, in order to generate publicity and enthusiasm for the game.
I have decided to rank the top 10 candidates for NHL 12, based on how well known a player is, how skilled they are and who I think would make a respectable cover athlete.
Any player who has been on the cover of either an EA Sports or 2K in any region in previous years will be ineligible for this list.
This is of course purely my opinion and I welcome any suggestions or constructive criticism.