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Patrice Bergeron

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 20: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins wears a Massachusetts State Police hat for warm ups prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the TD Garden on April 20, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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.