There is a superstition among hockey players that once you make it into the playoffs, it is bad luck to shave at any point until you are eliminated or win the Stanley Cup. Now that we are deep into the playoffs and on the brink of the finals, those beards have had some time to develop. Players from the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins had their media days so we were able to find some nice shots of the players without their helmets on. Take a look at the scruffy faces of the boys.
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