The playoff beard is a tradition started in the 1980's by the NY Islanders (for the full history see here). The tradition has more recently become a charity event with the playoff teams competing to see who can raise the most money for their favorite organization. Today we take a look at not the most awesome of playoff beards, but the worst of the worst in the NHL.
Let's start with the "failstache" (Tachi get's credit for that most awesome terminology), my guess is that, a) these guys just can't grow a beard, or, b) like Ryan Miller, haven't had any luck with the beard so why not go for the "STACHE". Note to Miller, neither is a good look for ya.
Now we will take a look at the boys from Philly, Carcillo and Briere....
Note to the Philly boys, THAT is not a mustache, THIS is a mustache! Now put on some short shorts, Reno 911 awaits!!
Well Then we have some Hawks to talk about....
Toews has decided to opt for some sideburn action in place of the traditional beard.
Note to Mr. Toews, those are not sideburns my friend, these are, and you are no Johnny Sideburns.
and to keep up with the non-traditional playoff hair we have "The Kaner Mullet"
Note to Mr. Kane, it is NOT 1985, and you are NOT Joe Dirt, just sayin..
Now on to the worst of the worst playoff beard!! The prize goes to...wait for it....SIDNEY CROSBY!!!!!!
Note to Sid, dude you are probably the most talented player in the league, we will forgive you for shaving what little hair there is on your face, or better yet, maybe the Habs will put it out of it's misery tomorrow night. And for the record THIS IS A PLAYOFF BEARD!!!!