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Pavelski Favored to Get NHL ’17 Cover

The vote for the cover athlete of EA Sports’ popular NHL 17 video game has come down to a pair of players who are actually facing off in the postseason: Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks and Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues.

If you feel confident one way or the other, why not place a bet?

Online shop Sportsbook is currently offering Pavelski as the -135 favorite with Tarasenko coming in at +105. Fan votes decide the cover athlete and there have already been a couple rounds of voting thus far.

Pavelski defeated Anze Kopitar in Round 1 and Connor McDavid in the second round entering the third-and-final round versus the Blues’ sniper.

Tarasenko beat out Victor Hedman in Round 1 and then Jamie Benn in Round 2.

The Sportsbook will be revealed live at the NHL Awards ceremony in Las Vegas on June 22.

Who will win the NHL ’17 Cover Vote?
  • Joe Pavelski -135
  • Vladimir Tarasenko -105
Odds as of May 18 at Sportsbook