Jason Krog, last year, had a very ugly beard. I think they said he shaved under his chin so it wouldn't itch or something like that.
I even follow the playoff beard thing. Last year, I kept a beard untill I decided to shave it before a Ducks-Stars game(game 5 I think), where the Ducks got blew out. Never shaved again untill after game 7.
i'm still growing mine
since the oilers were not in the playoffs, i was using this beard as a bad luck thing for the flames, i was going to shave the beard and my head after the flames lose and still going too
I still think the worst has got to go to Iginla...that thing is PATCH CITY!
but there are a few Flames - Gelinas, Commidor and a few others who have some solid beards, I like the tradition a lot, don't know where it actually came from, but hey, it's tradition that is carried on right down through the Junior leagues.
It's been funny watching the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins throughout the playoffs. About 3/4 of that team can't grow beards to save their life. For the first three rounds it looked like Ryan Whitney was gluing pepper to his face.
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick
If memory serves me correct the 1980s' New York Islanders dynasty team were the ones that started with this playoff tradition.....guys like Butch Goring, Bobby Nystrom and Clark Gillies......a couple of the guys on that Islanders squad tried to grow one but couldn't like Mike Bossy for example. :lol
Iginla has the worst teenage beard i've ever seen. It appers to grow diagnolly or something in certain areas but when you're the best player in the World I guess you can get away with that stuff. I'd have to say Commodore had the fullest beard especially for a young guy. He challenges Eric Cole for the fullest beards among the younger players.