With the NHL playoffs rolling around the corner, The Sports Dish has decided to check out the top playoff beards in the past five years, and see how the "playoff beard" has changed in such a small amount of time.
Playoff beards have been a great tradition in sports for the past 20-plus years.
Playoff beards are when players, and even fans, do not shave their beards until after the playoffs is over or until their team is eliminated in the playoffs.
Even though the New York Islanders started the tradition back in the early '80s, many sports have adopted the tradition of playoff beards.
For example, Jake Plummer started bringing playoff beards into football, and the '90s New York Knicks players brought playoff beards to the NBA.
Although there are playoff beards in other sports, there is no competition when it comes to those in the NHL.
Playoff beards are a rich tradition in the NHL and have been something that, in recent years, have been very popular in the sport.
Now, without further ado, this is the list of the Top Five playoff beards in the last five years.