NHL Playoffs 2012: Top 20 Playoff Beards so Far This Postseason
If you see any guys around you refusing to shave lately, odds are he's a dedicated hockey fan.
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.
20. Mike Richards
Mike Richards has some experience growing a playoff beard, having gone to the Stanley Cup finals two seasons ago.
He'll have an opportunity to improve on this (picture is more than one week old), with the Kings moving on after a first-round upset over the Presidents' Trophy winners.
19. Zack Kassian
Vancouver is already done, which is unfortunate because it results in the discontinuation of Kassian's beard.
18. Paul Bissonnette
Give Biznasty a handicap; he's only had five minutes of ice time to grow this.
17. Daniel Alfredsson
It's not dark, but Alfredsson is getting it done in his own way.
16. Ryane Clowe
Clowe's beard only lasted five games, but it was looking good before the Sharks were eliminated.
15. Keith Yandle, 14. Derek Morris
These two Coyotes have it growing for them. Yandle is No. 3, Morris is No. 53.
13. Benoit Pouillot
No. 67's facial hair is growing in almost perfectly even, which is a bit strange.
12. Shea Weber
Depending on how far the Predators go, captain Shea Weber could have the best beard of any player this spring.
11. This Guy
The photo was taken outside of the Wells Fargo Center before Game 3 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers.
Sure, he's just a fan, but that is some intense facial hair.
10. Erik Gudbranson
Gudbranson shows a lot of beard-growing talent for a 20-year-old.
9. Henrik Zetterberg
Zetterberg's facial hair was growing fine until Shea Weber tried shaving him by slamming his head against the glass.
8. Brandon Bollig
This physical player's playoff run was cut short when the Blackhawks were eliminated by the Coyotes.
There's no word on what the loss has done for his beard.
7. Brooks Orpik
Unfortunately for Orpik, that's as good as it's going to get this year; the Penguins are done.
6. Max Talbot
As shown in the cover slide, this thing could look beastly if the Flyers make it to the Stanley Cup finals.
5. Scott Hartnell
4. Brian Strait
The Penguins' playoff run was not long, but Strait's facial hair was getting there.
3. Zdeno Chara
What? You expected a guy who is 6'9" to have trouble growing anything?
2. Dustin Penner
The big 6'4", 240-pound Dustin Penner grew up to be a big man; his beard is looking to follow in those footsteps.