Projecting the postseason beard growth of Chris Higgins and Mason Raymond

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.

16 comments

  1. CanuckFanInSF
    April 11, 2012

    I’m having my husband grow a beard, even if he’s not a hockey fan. That’s true love right there.

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  2. Chris T
    April 11, 2012

    Will be rockin some gross neck whiskers and “sideburns”.

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  3. Zach Morris
    April 11, 2012

    I’m like Disney-era Lindsay Lohan: too young and blonde to do anything of note, so I fake it.

    I made a giant fake beard and wore it to school.
    Like this, http://cdn.wg.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/zach-fake-beard.jpg
    except black.

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  4. sarah
    April 11, 2012

    Perhaps now that MayRay is a father he’ll have acquired sweet beard growing abilities

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    • sarah
      April 11, 2012

      Although perhaps not. I remember having a good chuckle at a picture in the Province recently of Mase and Higgins. Even though Higgins is maybe 2 years older than Mase, he looked as if he could have been 10 years older based on Mase’s baby face and the way Higgins was holding him.

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  5. Gadsby
    April 11, 2012

    The playoffs are finally ready for David Booth’s cascading chin locks.

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  6. Sonia
    April 11, 2012

    I especially love the “But ‘Iggy!” in the Higgins photo lol

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  7. Mauschen
    April 11, 2012

    I’ve considered knitting a playoff beard… Maybe I’ll just knit a playoff beard for my plushie Fin.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      April 11, 2012

      Knit beards are awesome.

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  8. invisibleairwaves
    April 11, 2012

    I rock the beard year-round, so I just don’t trim it for the playoffs. Alas, I cannot match some of the NHL’s finest playoff beards even with the head start. I bet the Shea Webeard has already outgrown mine.

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  9. Jon
    April 11, 2012

    Sadly i have the same problem as MayRay. however, that doesn’t stop me from refusing to shave the 7 whiskers i should have in a week or two.

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  10. SteveB
    April 11, 2012

    I’m in again this year.
    This morning I shaved my whiskers for the last time during the Canucks’ Stanley Cup run.
    Hopefully there will be no more shaving until mid-June and without the tears that accompanied last season’s ending.

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    • SteveB
      April 22, 2012

      Welp, I had the scraggly beard shaved off within 20 minutes of Jarret Stoll’s winning goal.
      I must say that it was a lot easier than last June’s shearing- all done with a single Trac II blade.
      Last year I had to knock it down with scissors and then used 3 or 4 blades to clean it all off.

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  11. obituary mambo
    April 12, 2012

    I’m sorry. I promise not to cut my hair or trim my bangs, but apart from that, I’m afraid you’ll have to count me out. If I were a man, I would totally grow a beard (and judging by how awesome my dad’s was, it would rock). For a lady not shaving is simply not an option — far too gross and massively uncomfortable.

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  12. PaulieMac
    April 13, 2012

    By age 39 I’ve given up on ever growing any sort of facial hair. On the plus side I’ll never have hairy back syndrome . But as I do every year the razer is on the shelf until the last puck is dropped, last year I had quite the “creepy uncle” going on. Needless to say my wife is hoping for a first round loss. I love her anyways.

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  13. Jordan Oram (@maplemusketeer)
    April 13, 2012

    I shaved most of my beard (aka everything except for a musketeer-esque moustache) and head before the puck dropped at the start to the playoffs. Now it shall grow so I can assess my progress alongside the Canucks :)

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