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Blogger Beard-Off

Friday, 04.10.2009 / 3:20 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Paul Branecky
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Blogger Beard-Off
Mike Sundheim and Doug Warf have already mentioned this in previous blogs over the last few days, but the four of us (those two, myself and Jon Chase) are having a friendly (maybe) competition for playoff beard growth as part of the team's new Beard-a-thon fundraiser.

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First off, I’m not trying to fool anyone. I can do OK on the sides of my face, but don’t have a whole lot going on in the moustache department. The crown will more than likely go to Mike or Doug in what should actually be a pretty interesting and intense race. That leaves Jon and I to battle it out for third place and avoid the embarrassment of finishing last.

That being said, I would like to point out that Jon is a cheater and stopped shaving when the team clinched a spot on Saturday. I can see the reasoning behind that, as long as you’re not in a competition with people who are starting almost a week later. For those readers who enjoy fair play and good sportsmanship, I recommend voting for and hopefully donating to me. All those who kick their golf balls closer to the hole when no one is looking are welcome to vote for Jon.

Speaking of cheaterface (literally!), here’s Jon's plea for votes.

"I enter this Blog Beard Off as a major underdog.  My facial hair grows slower than an 8th grader. It moves at a dial up pace in a high speed internet world. Unfortunately for my pride and I it elects to NOT come in at select locations on my face. I make Joaquin Phoenix’s beard look like one of the all-time greats. And to be completely honest, I look terrible! Or as Charles Barkley says, “Turrible!” But I will always jump at the chance to promote the Canes run in the playoffs, donate money to a good cause and take advantage of the opportunity not to shave!

To my co-workers, fellow bloggers and Caniac beard growers, I wish you nothing but luck. I hope that your beards grow so bushy that by the end of the Canes run you are not even recognized by your closest family members and friends. To my fellow patchy beard growers, stay strong, keep the faith and remember there is such a thing as a ‘beard comb over.”

Hide the razors. Cut the cords. Find other uses for your shaving crème. It’s beard time!"

We'll update our progress as we go along on our Beard-a-thon pages.  Here's a group "before" picture taken before last night's game that you can use for comparison's sake, and that we can use as an album cover once we make it big.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81