Chris Higgins by June 1 last postseason.
One of the most enjoyable things about the Canucks’ deep playoff run last year (apart from, you know, all the winning) was comparing and contrasting the playoff beards. By June, Chris Higgins looked like a mountain man. Mason Raymond, on the other hand, somehow seemed to get smoother by the day. By the Final, he looked like he’d been through a rock polisher.
With a new round of follicular cultivation on the horizon (beards make the party, after all), Tumblr superstar Anna, the mind behind inedible-sushi, has produced two doodles projecting the progression of both Higgins and Raymond this postseason. If last year if any indication, they are accurate.
Ridiculous. And awesome.
So. Who else is growing playoff beards? Dudes? We want to hear from you. Ladies, what say you? Legs, lips, and armpits?
As for me, I remain incapable of growing anything but a small, embarrassing patch of nothing on the left side of my chin, but I will be cultivating an epic playoffro through June.
s/t to @canuckslurk for the tip.