NHL Playoffs 2012: Top 20 Playoff Beards so Far This Postseason

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NHL Playoffs 2012: Top 20 Playoff Beards so Far This Postseason
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If you see any guys around you refusing to shave lately, odds are he's a dedicated hockey fan.

The history of the NHL playoff beard goes back to the 1980s and has been done since the New Jersey Devils won a Stanley Cup in 1995, according to Missourinet.com.

The idea? Once the playoffs start, don't touch a razor. Let the hair grow all over the face, no matter how ugly it might look. Somehow, it will help the team win.

If not, at least you don't have to spend five minutes shaving every day.

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