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Adam Henrique sheds playoff beard for ‘stache to turn things around

Jun 5, 2012, 6:50 PM EDT

Look, playoff beards are awesome. They’re especially great when they reach the “seriously could nest birds” level of a David Clarkson or Dustin Penner.

Penner (via AP):

source: AP

Clarkson (Getty):

source: Getty Images

Unfortunately for the longevity of both Clarkson and Penner’s beards,* the Los Angeles Kings already have a commanding 3-0 series lead over Clarkson’s New Jersey Devils in the 2012 Stanley Cup finals. Another Kings victory could clog a lot of sinks/drains in both dressing rooms, but the Devils passed along an adjustment that’s far more superficial than injecting Petr Skyora back into the lineup. Adam Henrique has adapted his postseason facial hair to the ‘stache:


Quite dashing, eh? Here are a few gut reactions:

1. Is it me or does Henrique bare a tiny resemblance to Freddie Mercury? (“We are the Eastern Conference Champions” doesn’t have the same ring to it.)

2. Patrick Kane defied follicle traditions with his playoff mullet and was rewarded richly.

3. That being said, Kane rocked the rat tail much earlier. Is Henrique’s obviously-hugely-important adjustment a case of “too little hair, too late”?

Feel free to share your own assessment in the comments.

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  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 5, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    He looks like Freddy Mercury now !

  2. taytay099 - Jun 5, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Kings better look out; Henrique means business now.

  3. GenoPringles - Jun 5, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Way to read eaglesucksguy. Pretty sure the writing the story thinks so too

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 5, 2012 at 7:40 PM

      Way to talk GenoDingles “the writing the story thinks so too “

  4. eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 5, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    He could also pass for a effeminate Sidney Crosby !

    • joethorntonisclutch - Jun 6, 2012 at 11:34 AM

      Sidney Crosby is already effeminate

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 6, 2012 at 6:04 PM

        This is true !

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