Hockey season is almost officially upon us! Yes we have our preseason games but until the Stanley Cup banner is hung at STAPLES Center, the season hasn’t started.
What better way to celebrate the impending 2014-15 season than to have three of our own cover Sports Illustrated! LA Kings’ Anze Kopitar, St. Louis Blues’ T.J. Oshie and Washington Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin all grace separate covers of SI this week. Each NHLer is paired with a MLB player on their issue. Anze is paired with LA Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, T.J. with St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, and Ovi with Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones. All three covers show the professional athletes in a locker room. The cover gives readers a preview of the upcoming NHL season, as well as a preview of the MLB playoffs. Make sure to pick up your favorite cover when it hits newstands this week.