Detroit Red Wings: Female Fans Continue New Tradition For Playoffs

Katie EvansCorrespondent IApril 12, 2009

PITTSBURGH - JUNE 04: Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in game six of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Mellon Arena on June 4, 2008 in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. The Red Wings defeated the Penguins 3-2 to win the Stanley Cup Finals 4 games to 2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

"The Beard is Back," and so is The Alternative Playoff Beard.

During last years playoff run for the Detroit Red Wings, female fans had their own version of the playoff beard. Members from, a fan site where Red Wings fans can discuss current games as well as other NHL news, started to discuss the playoff beard and how they would be, as fans, growing beards as well.

Katie Evans and Rabia Asghar, two ladies of the site, wanted to come up with an alternative and fun way that the female fans can support the Detroit Red Wings rally towards the Stanley Cup.

The rules are the same, and it's an easy way for the female Red Wings fans to participate in the annual playoff beard tradition. This also helps fans who cant grow beards because of a job or if they simply just cant grow one.

This is all you will need:  Embroidery floss—which can be bought at almost any craft store in red and white.

When the playoffs begin, fans will tie the strings onto their wrist like a bracelet, adding red to represent a win and a white for a loss; the goal in the end is to have 16 red strings.

Each game, whether it being a win or a loss, fans will add a new string to show off their support for their team. Members will also post pictures to show off their playoff spirit, as well as be known as Red Wing fans on either, or the facebook group: The Alternative Playoff Beard.

The Red Wings are ready for the playoffs. Are you?