If he can do it, Pekka Rinne will help small-market Nashville pull off an upset over the nation's largest media market.
Not on the ice, but in cyberspace. At 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, the voting was set to close for EA Sports NHL13's Cover Vote, an NCAA tournament-style bracket pitting player against player to try to land the cover of the home video game. The winner of the current round will be announced on Thursday.
Some teams, like Rinne's Predators, have mounted social media campaigns. Some like ex-Predator Scott Hartnell of Philadelphia have taken to YouTube for a mock presidential-style commercial complete with a waving U.S. flag in the background (Hartnell is Canadian) and the disclaimer, "I'm Scott Hartnell and I approved this message;" the video has received more than 28,000 views. Behind the scenes, there is said to be reality-TV style alliances in the making between some teams in favor of their candidates.
In Rinne's case, he is going after his second straight opponent f...