Canadian hockey players Butch Goring (left) and Gary Howatt of the New York Islanders celebrate as the Islanders win their first-ever Stanley Cup.
The Most Glorious Beards in NHL Playoff History
The NHL postseason starts this weekend and runs into July. During that stretch, there will be several rugged individuals who won't pick up a razor in hopes it'll help them raise the Stanley Cup. The Islanders are often credited with founding the playoff tradition of growing beards during their fruitful run of four Stanley Cup wins between 1980 and 1983. Take a look at the players who followed their hairy example over the years.