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Brandon Saad

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 13: Brandon Saad #43 of the Chicago Blackhawks poses for his official headshot for the 2012-2013 season on January 13, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images)

Stanley Cup beards: before and after

June 24, 2013

A tradition started in the 1980s, players not shaving throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs has become a secondary source of competition throughout the NHL playoffs. With two and a half months worth of growth, we figured now is a good time to look at before and after photos of the players still vying for the Cup.