Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hairy Hockey History

Who started this tradition of "playoff beards" among NHL hockey players? The one time of the year they are guaranteed some serious media attention, and they come out even more scruffy and north-woods than American viewers expect them to be? Lookin' good, guys, you want to be lookin' good.

The player who can kill off the superstition is Sid the Kid. Crosby's play is brilliant, but if anything could weaken his endorsement prospects, it would be corporate executives' exposure to those wispy little chin-hairs. If Sid resumes shaving, the league will follow. Photo: The Globe & Mail.
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