7 Players Who Could've Been NHL '12 Cover Athlete

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7 Players Who Could've Been NHL '12 Cover Athlete
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At last night's NHL Awards show, it was announced that the new cover athlete on EA Sports NHL 12 will be none other than Tampa Lightning phenom Steven Stamkos.

Though not entirely shocking, as Stamkos had an outstanding season, I wasn't entirely sure who was going to be picked to don the cover of the best hockey video game on the market.

Here's a list of seven players I felt could have also been given the honor of joining past cover athletes like Jonathan Toews, Chris Pronger, Eric Staal and Joe Sakic.

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