The NHL Playoffs are rich with tradition. The Stanley Cup is sport's most storied prize. The display of sportsmanship in the post series handshakes is unparalleled amongst professional athletes in other leagues. Above all else, hockey players grow playoff beards better than anybody in the world.
Over the course of the two month grind of the NHL Playoffs these men will be focused on one thing and one thing only; hoisting the Stanley Cup. Unfortunately for the spouses and loved ones of these players, that means they will pay little attention to the mess of hair accumulating on their faces.
Of course, it takes more than sheer mass to make a terrific playoff beard. In a lot of cases the man makes the beard.
So without further ado, here are the top 25 playoff beards the NHL has ever witnessed. Enjoy.