You can stop now. No seriously please stop. There is nothing more annoying in the whole of the Social Media universe than the tweeting out of bloody NHL 15 cover votes. And now mercifully, thanks to one man, you can stop your pointless clogging of the timeline.
Like most of us, NHL writer and editor Ian McLaren had enough of the constant spewing of hashtags for the chance to win a puck or whatever worthless piece of crock some team was giving away to get fans to RT or tweet a hashtag. And he went digging.
What McLaren found brings great schadenfreude. Basically, the whole contest is rigged and mainly used as free advertising for the game. Your votes have pretty much zero impact. Excellent news.
"Sponsor will consider the voting results when choosing the NHL player to be featured on the cover of the NHL 15 video game, but Sponsor will not be obligated to abide by such results in making its decision."
Basically, the guys at EA Sports can take your vote results, shove them in the bin, and then pick the guy that they wanted to be on the cover all along. Simple as that.
When you realise it is all gratuitous advertising it comes as no surprise that the final vote just so happens to be P.K Subban against Patrice Bergeron. Which is just a big reprisal of the massive rivalry between the Bruins and Canadiens.