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Now that's a proper mustache.

The problem with the otherwise wonderful "Movember" charity fundraisers for men's health awareness -- the hair-raising effort that featured teams like the Minnesota Wild, the Edmonton Oilers and the Atlanta Thrashers this season -- is that too many players took the cheap way out with soul-patches or near-goatees to offset the 70's porn-star glory of a caterpillar on the top lip.

Edmonton's Sam Gagner(notes)? Cheater. Atlanta's Zach Bogosian(notes)? Hero. Kudos to those brave souls who rocked the proper Magnum, P.I. for the month.

The Minnesota Wild have put together a musical tribute to the many mustaches of their players, which range from impressive (Kyle Brodziak(notes)) to invisible (Mikko Koivu(notes)) to whatever the hell Greg Zanon(notes) had on his mug. Watch and weep:

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We were hoping the clip would build to a dramatic Clutterbuckian crescendo; we weren't disappointed.

Alas, Star Tribune beat writer Michael Russo tells us over Twitter that most of the Wild players have shorn their 'staches as December has arrived. So in true Minnesota Wild fashion, we all wait 'till next year.

Check out the official Movember site for more charity opportunities.

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