The NHL playoffs aren’t about the paycheck, but the pride. It’s the time of year when both body and mind are pushed to their greatest capacity, pushed to the very brink. But there’s another element of these playoffs that never gets overlooked by hockey fans.
There’s blood, there’s sweat and there are beards.
Yes, playoff beards. The playoffs are the time of year when NHL players hold out on the grooming and let their facial hair grow wildly. Whether we’re admiring the glory of some of them and laughing at the pitiful sight of others, playoff beards are always one of our favorite parts of the postseason.
As we enter the second round we ask, which beards are the best so far?