NHL 10
Patrick Kane is the Cover Star for NHL 2010
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I've come to the conclusion ... the whole sports personality on a cover making news is absolutely pointless and such a waste of time. I understand that it's ironic that I'm making this complaint seconds before I'm about to talk about the new NHL 2010 front man, but I have a valid reason ... there are new screens for the title, and for that reason alone, I'm posting this news.

*cue name announcement and quote how said sports star is so excited*

EA today announced that Chicago Blackhawks' 20 year old scoring phenomenon, Patrick Kane, will appear on NHL 2010's cover in North America this September.

“It’s exciting to be on the cover of my favorite videogame after playing just my second year as a professional,” said Kane. “When you look back at some of the great players who have had this opportunity, it’s an honor to be a part of the EA SPORTS family and contribute to a game I’ve been playing for more than 10 years.”

Canadian junior hockey scoring sensation, John Tavares, will be assisting Kane in promoting the game, whilst Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom was earlier named a cover athlete on NHL 10 packaging for Sweden with additional regional cover athletes for Finland, Denmark and Switzerland being named at a later date ... but unless there are a load of new screens, not here.

NHL 10 will be in retail stores across Europe on September 18.

Check out the NHL 2010 gallery here.


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Comment #1 by IIIII Matt IIIII
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 08:00:19 AM
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Never played any should be good though

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Comment #2 by Rusty Nail zh
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 08:01:04 AM
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Better choice: Evgeni Malkin! MVP!

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Comment #3 by Epic Gamer Will
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 08:06:42 AM
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never brought one of these games

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Comment #4 by sudsbear54
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 08:18:56 AM
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@2.. the player has to accept the cover title, malkin would NEVER accept. Same thing happens with madden.. they ask LT, Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson.. nobody good wants to be on the cover...

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Comment #5 by Just a Mirage
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 08:25:36 AM
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Doesn't matter to me who is on the cover, just aas long as the game is good. I have played these games off and on since 95'. I think that EA Sports has done a great job on the Hockey side of things. I expect great things in the future playability, not who is on the cover.

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Comment #6 by Infomouse
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 08:42:12 AM
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lol let the Hockey predictions commence.

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Comment #7 by taylorxxx
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 08:48:50 AM
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My man! go hawks!

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Comment #8 by Rusty Nail zh
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 08:50:00 AM
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@#4 Ok, I thought that. Because there were never very good players on the cover. :)

@#5 I also played every game from 95 on. Last year the online idea was good. But they didn't produce it nearly that well. The shot glitch is crappy and the online matches rip out your nerves!!! Apart from that, very good game!

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Comment #9 by ZLU CORONA
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 08:58:49 AM
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Go Habs Go!!!!!

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Comment #10 by Mtld
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 09:02:41 AM
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It's cool to see a Blackhawk on a game cover... it shows how this team upgraded it's line in the last few years!

Also , don't hate hockey games please. Everybody go crazy about Madden cover, but all of a sudden, it's not interesting anymore... I love hockey and I want to know who will be on the cover. If you don't, just post the info... and don't get too involved ;)

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Comment #11 by sskingginyu
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 10:18:37 AM
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Go Blackhawks!

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Comment #12 by xQx Iceman
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 02:14:51 PM
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theres obviously no hovkey fans in here becuz patrick kane is one of the best young players in the league. It was a good a choice, and I cant wait for this game.

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Comment #13 by aboy518
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 12:33:19 AM
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should be a great game but why patrick kane? dont get me wrong hes a good player but why not Evgeni Malkin (MVP!!) or Sidney Crosby? but what ever will still buy it though. Go Pens (((((=() 2009 Stanley Cup Champions!

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