From our Playoff Beard Watch to Emil Kaberg to the Sasquatch-tastic facial fuzz that Brent Burns used to have dangling from his face, we've featured a ton of great hairy hockey players around here. But this fan at Sunday night's Capitals-Avalanche game takes all the awards with his Alex Ovechkin tribute beard.
Body paint or jersey tributes are one thing, but when you take your already long beard and groom into the number of your favorite player, that's dedication.
A Tweet from a friend of his reveals this man is a D.C. transplant and a beard enthusiast, which makes sense considering when you see his entry photo into the 2013 Austin Facial Hair Club Competition. The irony here, of course, is that the fan's hero has a sponsorship deal with Gillette, therefore Ovechkin has his facial hair growing limited to only playoff time and Movember.
The Stanley Cup playoffs last at most a little over two months. There's no way a player could come close to rocking a playoff beard like this fan is -- unless maybe it's Radko Gudas? We'd love to see a player try. Jonathan Toews' infamous mutton chops could grow long enough to be shaped into a 19 with another deep Blackhawks run, perhaps.
Or maybe Patrick Kane could mold his mullet into an 88? It's worth a shot.
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