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(Ed. Note: We're proud to welcome back two of our favorite bloggers, Chuck and Pants from What's Up, Ya Sieve?, to the Puck Daddy fold as they author our NHL Playoff Beard Watch, which tracks the best and worst follicle growth in the postseason.)
By Chuck And Pants, What's Up Ya Sieve?
Henrik Lundqvist vs. Ben Bishop
While we appreciate the form and functionality of the goalie mask, we lament the fact that they always cover up some of the most fantastic playoff beards.
Lundqvist’s beard is just like him - cool, calm, collected, and impeccably well groomed.
Bishop’s beard is worthy by our standards but we suggest the trim up that neck beard if he wants to take the top beard prize.
Carl Hagelin vs. Tyler Johnson
Johnson’s play for the Bolts these playoffs has been electrifying, but his beard growth - it’s flickering. The lower half of Tyler’s beard is fully charged, but the top half is in desperate need of a power surge.
What Hagelin may lack in beard, he more than makes up for in epic hockey flow. His breakaway speed., with the golden lion’s mane, fluttering out of his helmet are just made for slow-motion, Dreamweaver montages.
Keith Yandle vs Jason Garrison
These beards are dark and full of terrors...especially for any player trying to enter the offensive zone. Their ebony luxury and full coverage easily make them both contenders for Beard of the Year.
If the Bolts win the series (like Pants hopes they do), Garrison’s just might win the whole dang thing.
Beard we’re going to miss the most: Braden Holtby
Oh, the Holtbeard…. didn’t we almost have it all?