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Kane, Saad bring back the Blackhawks playoff mullet
The mullet is back. And it has a new friend.
Patrick Kane, whose “business in the front, party in the back” hairstyle became a fan favorite during the Blackhawks’ run to the 2010 Stanley Cup, decided to regrow the mullet for the 2013 playoffs. And he convinced rookie Brandon Saad to do it, too.
“His looks pretty good,” Kane said. “I think it’s fun, and it’s good for a laugh or two. It’s something that’s been a little bit of a tradition since we started in the playoffs. I’ve had some fun with it, and I think a lot of people that follow the Blackhawks have had some fun with it, too. That’s all it’s really for.”
When they got their haircuts on Monday, Saad went first. Besides the short cut up front and the long hair in the back, Saad got two old-school lines carved into his temples. Kane then got three.
“I’ve got to earn my stripes,” Saad said.
Kane said he was glad to have company this time.
“I don’t know if I would have done it [by myself],” he said. “I mean, I probably would have done it either way, but it’s kind of fun to have a young rookie along to do it with you. He’s had a great year, too. So hopefully it’s something he can enjoy it for a couple months.”
Not everyone’s a fan.
“I think it’s terrible,” Jamal Mayers, who shaves his head, said. “I think he’s trying to handicap himself.”
Meanwhile, Brandon Bollig shaved his head, and Johnny Oduya shaved down the sides of his hair into a sort of faux-hawk.
Kane grew the first playoff mullet because he couldn’t grow a real playoff beard. Saad, meanwhile, is planning to do both.
“I’ll do the beard,” he said. “Clean shaved yesterday, but hopefully I’ll be growing it for a couple months here.”
No word yet on whether Joel Quenneville will grow out his famed mustache into a Fu Manchu, or try for Rollie Fingers-style handlebars.