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Hairy Problems in Vancouver

Canucks center Ryan Kesler had a heck of a year, but his playoff beard isn’t so hot. Still, you really can’t blame Kesler. Accustomed to being eliminated in the second round, he had no idea what his beard would look like at this point.


Fair point.  And yeah, this isn’t too pretty…


The article also includes both Sedins in their Top 12 Worst Beards list (actually Top 13, since apparently everyone thinks they’re Siamese Twins).  How’d they make the list?

Two reasons. One, it’s called a playoff beard, not playoff goatee. Being particular about your appearance is a slippery slope, boys. One day you’re carefully trimming your goatee, the next you’re waxing your chest like Cristiano Ronaldo. Two—are you listening, Henrik and Daniel?—grown ass men don’t match. You’re identical twins who play on the same line on the same team. That’s bad enough. Don’t make it worse by sporting matching goatees. Flip a coin to see who shaves, okay?

Granted, the Sedins aren’t growing Beards for the Ages, but I’m not sure you can nail them for matching.  They’re twins!  It’s not surprising they have similar tastes. Next thing, you’ll be suggesting one of them dyes their hair brunette and starts walking with a limp.

Anyway, for some truly awesome-awful beards, don’t miss Jordan Staal at #6, and Markus Peintner of the Austrian National Team at #5.

Those are some Hockey Beard Hall of Fame nightmares for the ages.


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yreland's avatar

Nobody can top Croby’s Pedo-beard!!

Posted by yreland from Hockey's black hole South Carolina on 05/12/11 at 06:57 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Crosby’s playoff facial hair looks like that of a high school junior helping his dad restore a rusted out Camero.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 05/12/11 at 07:58 PM ET

Alanah McGinley's avatar

I don’t get what’s so terrible about Crosby’s (in that photo, at least)!  It ain’t impressive, sure, but worse than Staal’s? 

Maybe this is just a “chick perspective” but I say, no way! smile

Posted by Alanah McGinley from British Columbia on 05/13/11 at 12:16 AM ET

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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.

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