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Hartnell campaigns to beat Giroux in NHL 13 cover vote

Mar 30, 2012, 10:01 AM EDT

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Scott Hartnell has an uphill battle ahead of him, and I’m not talking about the Philadelphia Flyers’ upcoming playoff run. The voting has begun for the EA Sports NHL 13 cover and round one pits two players on each team against each other. In the case of the Philadelphia Flyers that’s the team’s points leader, Claude Giroux, and Hartnell.

Both players have taken to Twitter to appeal for votes, but it’s fair to say that Hartnell has campaigned more aggressively so far. Hartnell also suggested that if he’s on the cover, it would be the first time that featured player is shown lying on the ice.

Hartnell is certainly the underdog in this fight, although his contributions for the Philadelphia Flyers this season shouldn’t be understated. It’s rare to see a player that does as much offensively while also displaying a willingness to throw his body around and get into fights. Of those who have at least 60 points this season, only Alex Ovechkin has recorded more hits and no one has accumulated more penalty minutes.

  1. rtrmusic - Mar 30, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    If Hartnell is on the cover, I will not buy it.

    • emoser - Mar 30, 2012 at 11:19 AM

      Hartnell winning would be a huge troll on fans of other teams… and probably players too.

  2. dougr42 - Mar 30, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Love you Hartsy! I’ll vote 5 times for every 1 Hartnell Down from now till the playoffs!

  3. philsosexy - Mar 30, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    I love how much this pisses off anyone who isn’t a Flyers fan hahaha go get ‘em Hartsy

  4. scoops1 - Mar 30, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Hartnell maybe the ugliest player in the league since Brindamour

    • hartsy19 - Mar 30, 2012 at 10:47 AM

      You sound like a Crosby fan. GTFO.

      • chizmo - Mar 30, 2012 at 3:09 PM

        why does someone who thinks Fartnell (hehehehehe) have to be a Crosby fan.

        thinking Hartnell is ugly just makes you … human.

    • flyersgoalscoredby88 - Mar 30, 2012 at 11:06 AM

      Really? Take a look at Evgeni Malkin. Great player, but damn he’s ugly.

  5. num1eaglesfanyo - Mar 30, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Your suppose to be ugly this is hockey! Seeing how you must be gay because you made that comment then maybe figure skating suits you better you flamer!

    • govtminion - Mar 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM

      Oh good, gay slurs! NOW it’s a Friday morning on PHT!

  6. scoops1 - Mar 30, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Philly fans, just as classless as their teams

    • flyersgoalscoredby88 - Mar 30, 2012 at 11:18 AM

      I enjoy this argument. Ignorant swipe at a stereotype set up by Espn about an entire city aside, who is the classless flyer? Who is the goon? Giroux? Briere? Bob? Simmonds? Jvr? Jagr? I guess you could say Shelley, but he doesnt even play, and he might be an enforcer but he’s hardly classless. For which team do you root?

  7. odj810 - Mar 30, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    i’m not a flyers fan but i can respect the player hartnell is. Plays good hard hockey. Its nice to see the grinder type players get 30 plus goals with hard work.

    • jpelle82 - Mar 30, 2012 at 11:06 AM

      lol…hard work? how about because he is playing with giroux and jagr. i could score 30 goals playing with those 2 guys.

      • dougr42 - Mar 30, 2012 at 11:18 AM

        He had 8 goals and 9 assists in 2010 playoffs and 24 goals last year playing with the aging Briere and talentless Ville Leino. Give credit where credit is due. He’s a damn hard worker.

      • flyersgoalscoredby88 - Mar 30, 2012 at 11:19 AM

        Well he scored 30 goals before without g or jagr so…what was your point?

  8. streetskater1989 - Mar 30, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    As much as I would love to see him on the cover, it probably won’t happen haha. Too many people hate him

  9. loinstache - Mar 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Go third sedin!

  10. biffnasty - Mar 30, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Dirtiest player in the league…

  11. GenoPringles - Mar 30, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Fartsmell….the same guy that was begging Asham to get him traded to Pittsburgh. The cover should be Jeff Carter giving it to Hartnells wife. Now that’s a game I would buy

    • ml3939 - Mar 30, 2012 at 1:23 PM

      The same Pittsburgh that is starting to slip and is in danger of falling to fifth place in the conference.

  12. philly4lyfe - Mar 30, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Except for the fact that hartnell isn’t married….. And he is a farrrrr cry from the dirtiest player in the league. Especially if your talking about over the course a career. I know Matt Cooke has cleaned up his act this year, but he’d still have to win in that category, hands down.

  13. GenoPringles - Mar 30, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Wow filthy4life you are very slow. I hate your team and I even knew that Fartsmell divorced his wife because she was doing blow with Jeff Carter. And home ice doesn’t matter to the franchise as we will eliminate you in 5 games at the most

    • govtminion - Mar 30, 2012 at 2:35 PM

      It’s going to be hilarious to see how you try to spin things when the Penguins get eliminated from the playoffs. “We WANTED to vacation early so we can get rested for next year, it’s all part of the plan!”

      • ml3939 - Mar 30, 2012 at 4:04 PM

        “Syd needed more rest”

  14. pens5829 - Mar 30, 2012 at 4:35 PM

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