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Nick Leddy

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 26: Nick Leddy #8 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates up the ice during the NHL game against the Calgary Flames on April 26, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

Stanley Cup beards: before and after

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.