By Kevin Lemarque/Reuters.


New NHL tradition: Players show up for preseason practice with long hair and long beards, and then they gradually shave everything as the season goes on, so by the early Spring they just have scruff and buzz cuts, and then in the playoffs they’re all totally bald and clean-shaven, and if they win the Stanley Cup everybody gets a full-body wax thing.

Anyhow, here’s Mike Green. He looks ready for the playoffs.

By Kevin Lemarque/Reuters.


John Erskine, too.

Remember, John Carlson has the long hair thing going on, too, just not the beard.