NHL 14 cover athlete

EA has revealed its list of potentialNHL 14 cover athletes and just as I expected, I can't pronounce any of them. Regardless, it's that time of year again when real hockey fans gather together to shape the face of the world's hockey game franchise. Whose toothless mug do you want to see on the cover ofNHL 13? Below are all of the eligible athletes.

Bruins

Tyler Seguin, Zdeno Chara

Lightning

Teddy Purcell, Victor Hedman

Canadiens

P.K. Subban, David Desharnais

Maple Leafs

Joffrey Lupul, James van Riemsdyk

Capitals

Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson

Panthers

Kris Versteeg, Brian Campbell

Devils

Martin Brodeur, Adam Henrique

Penguins

Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang

Flyers

Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek

Rangers

Carl Hagelin, Ryan Callahan

Hurricanes

Eric Staal, Jordan Staal

Sabres

Ryan Miller, Tomas Vanek

Islanders

John Tavares, Michael Grabner

Senators

Craig Anderson, Milan Michalek

Jets

Evander Kane, Andrew Ladd

Western Conference

Avalanche

Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog

Kings

Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown

Blackhawks

Patrick Sharp, Duncan Keith

Oilers

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall

Blue Jackets

Brandon Dubinsky, Sergei Bobrovsky

Predators

Brandon Yip, Mike Fisher

Blues

Alex Pietrangelo, David Perron

Red Wings

Jimmy Howard, Pavel Datsyuk

Canucks

Ryan Kesler, Alex Burrows

Sharks

Joe Thornton, Logan Couture

Coyotes

Keith Yandle, Shane Doan

Stars

Kari Lehtonen, Jamie Benn

Ducks

Andrew Cogliano, Matt Beleskey

Wild

Mikko Koivu, Niklas Backstrom

Flames

Dennis Wideman, Lee Stempniak

Now before you go casting your vote, let me first explain the rules. My personal rule: if you can't pronounce the name, you can't vote for the player. As for EA's rules, voting consists of two preliminary rounds, followed by a 16-player bracket. The winner will be revealed as theNHL14 cover athlete during the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.

The first round, which begins today, features teammate vs. teammate. Just so you know how important your vote is, EA'sNHLfranchise general manager Dean Richards said, "Players who have graced the EA SportsNHLcover in the past have historically had banner years ni teh season that followed.Patrick Kane scored the Stanley Cup winning goal in 2010, Steven Stamkos notched a league-leading 60 goals in 2012 and Claude Giroux becoming the Captain of the Philadelphia Flyers this season."

By Matt Liebl