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Play-off Beards Starting to Show & Nonis

With just under a week having gone by in the NHL’s post-season, the beards are starting to show. While some guys can grow a decent beard overnight or have had one all season long, others take a little longer to get going. Case in point, Sid the Kid.

It might be a little difficult to see from that picture but I think you get the point. I first noticed his little perv stache when he was being interviewed about Avery’s antics the other night, and now when I go the the TSN website… there it is staring me in the face.

If at all possible, when the Pens line up in Ottawa tomorrow and attempt to sweep the Sens, try to get a good glimpse of his perviness.

Nonis Fired

Admittedly this isn’t big news at all, but the one thing that is continually being left out of this story is Swedish star Fabian Brunnstrom. Reports were coming out that Brunnstrom had given his agent a list of 6 teams that he was willing to play for, and the Canucks were at the very top of that list with Nonis being a huge factor in that decision. Apparently, Brunnstrom liked the direction that Nonis was taking the team into and he wanted to be a part of that… however, now that Nonis is gone, what does thacrt mean for Brunnstrom and the Canucks? I believe that because of the Nonis firing, Brunnstrom won’t be as willing to head to the west coast, and will instead go to Detroit… a team that continually just keeps getting better without losing their core and prospect pool.


Top Ten Facial Hair In Hockey

In lue of the play-offs being just around the corner, I got a little excited at the thought of the play-off beard. That eventually got me into thinking about some of the best beards in hockey, and then I just started thinking of facial hair in hockey, so I thought I would try to make a list, so here goes, starting at number 10:

10.) Bob Kelly:

images.jpeg This is just a nice little 80’s ‘stache, I think it matches his hair quite nicely.

9.) Don Cherry:

images1.jpeg Don has been rocking this manicured goatee for as long as I can remember.

8.) Bill McCreary:

images2.jpeg “Yes Officer McCreary…” Once McCreary retires, he could easily find a job with some State Troopers.

7.) Rob & Scott Niedermayer

images3.jpeg Way to make mommy proud fellows. Them are some full beards, I believe Scott’s won him the coveted Chuck Norris Playoff Beard Award.

6.) Bret Hedican

images4.jpeg I believe this one captured the 2006 Chuck Norris Playoff Beard Award.

5.) Lanny MacDonald

images5.jpeg I’ve begun to think that Lanny super-glues a mustache wig to his face, that sweet piece of hair hasn’t changed in 30 years!

4.) Darren McCarty

images6.jpeg That… is… just… gross. It kind of looks like something died on his chin. His concerts must have been nuts!

3.) Scott Parker

images7.jpeg He just looks mean. That beard is probably used to cushion punches or something, but in all honesty, this picture doesn’t do it justice. I think his beard is down to his chest right now.

2.) George Parros

images8.jpeg Ok, I know most people would have the porn stache at #1, but because there really isn’t much facial hair, its #2. Parros is going to double in a 70s porno at some point in time, they could impose his stache on there.

And, finally the honour goes to…

1.) Mike Commodore

images9.jpeg Not a lot needs to be said about this one. Take note however, that Mike’s beard is 2 for 2 in playoffs, both time having reach the Stanley Cup Finals. He, and Sens Nation hopes it works its magic again.

Honourable Mentions

There are a couple other ones out there that might deserve a shot to be in here some where, but I thought these were better. The 3 that I think deserve a mention are

  • Mikka Kiprusoff, if his beard wasn’t buried under his mask all season then maybe.
  • Bryan McCabe, if you remember that gnarly handlebar mustache he was rocking earlier this season, sadly he shaved it off.
  • Peter Forsberg, has another one of those manicured goatees, that he’s been sporting since about 1993.

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