Along with the overtime sessions that stretch well into the early morning hours, the murky injury reports, and the constant reminders a Canadian team hasn’t won the Stanley Cup since 1993, the playoff beard ranks among the most persistent playoff hockey traditions. While the young guns can barely muster a few whiskers of peach fuzz, the grizzled vets are expected to end their playoff run looking like Captain Caveman. To celebrate this year’s Stanley Cup final, Macleans.ca wants you to vote for your favourite playoff beard from the nominees below (CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO ENLARGE):
Battle of the beards
Who scores the highest for their playoff scruff? You get to decide in our 2009 NHL Playoff Poll.