That frightening thing you see in the title picture is called Lanny McDonald's mustache.
While no NHL player comes close to having a forest of hair growing underneath his nose like McDonald, many players came through during Movember 2011.
NHL players who grew a mustache this past month did so in order to grow awareness and raise funds for male cancer. According to Movember United States, "these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men."
The actual appearance of these 'staches are rather insignificant in relation to the supported cause, but taking a look at them is still an entertaining experience.