Phil Posted December 4, 2003 Share Posted December 4, 2003 -source http://sports.ign.com/articles/442/442838p1.htmlDecember 03, 2003 - In a move that has been speculated and rumored about for some time, EA Sports decided to replace current NHL 2004 cover athlete Dany Heatley of the Atlanta Thrashers for Colorado Avalanche Center Joe Sakic. The switch takes place a few months after Heatley was involved in a car accident that killed Thrasher teammate Dan Snyder. Obviously, games that have already been printed will remain in circulation, but in any future printings of the game, you will see Sakic's image on the box, not Heatley, who was charged with vehicular homicide upon Snyder's death.EA Sports released the following statement this morning: "Our deepest sympathies go to the family of Dan Snyder and to our longtime friend Dany Heatley. Considering the circumstances, we decided it would be inappropriate to bring any more attention to Dany by featuring him in our advertising campaigns. This has been a tragic event for everyone involved."Check back to IGN Sports for more on this breaking story.-- Jon Robinson Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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