Bergeron, Subban finalists for NHL15 cover

Bergeron, Subban finalists for NHL15 cover
May 27, 2014, 1:30 pm
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It would have been hard not to notice the social media outpouring over the last week to get one final victory for the Bruins before the NHL playoffs are officially in the books. EA Sports has taken to Twitter to determine which NHL player will be on the cover of NHL15, the company’s signature hockey video game fully licensed by the NHL and the NHLPA.

Patrice Bergeron was the candidate for the Boston Bruins, and the two-way center is a finalist as coverboy along with Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban. Given the role model perfect way that Bergeron approaches the game and his understated dedication to his team, EA Sports couldn’t find a better hockey player to grace their cover.

Given Subban’s electrifying style and energetic nature on the ice, the former Norris Trophy-winning D-man has his legions of supporters as well.

The two arch-rivals will battle it out with the winner decided by which players gets more of their hash tags on twitter over the course of the next week. Consider it a small consolation prize after the Bruins were upset by Montreal in the second round of the playoffs earlier this month.

All Bruins have to do to support Bergeron, or ensure that a Canadiens player won’t be staring them down on the cover of their favorite video game, is use the hash tag #NHL15Bergeron in as many tweets as possible prior to the deadline.

Anybody with even a small measure of Bruins-related twitter follows has noticed that EA Sports has taken over the social media site at points over the last couple weeks.  

Fans are encouraged to visit NHL.com to vote as often as possible. Voting is open now through 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 1, and fans can double their voting power by using the hash tags #NHL15Bergeron and #NHL15Subban on “Twitter Vote Thursday.”

The winner will be unveiled as the EA SPORTS NHL 15 Cover Athlete at the 2014 NHL Awards on June 24 at the Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas.

Speaking of Vegas, they have even got involved with the head-to-head final showdown between Bruins and Canadiens, and pushed out odds of each player winning the right to be on the video game’s cover, courtesy of Bovada (www.Bovada.lv):

P.K. Subban (MON) -250 (2/5)

Patrice Bergeron (BOS) +175 (7/4)