Patrick Kane on the cover of the EA Sports NHL 2010. Can he avoid the EA Sports curse? / By EA Sports
I had no idea about the EA curse until a friend who I will identify here as Al from Walford County, during a discussion simply said "TRADE HIM NOW (THEN HANG UP THE PHONE)."
Investigating, here is an excellent link discussing the EA Sports curse (originally the John Madden curse), along with the covers for the EA NHL series.