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Blogger Beard-Off

Friday, 04.10.2009 / 3:20 PM / 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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HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
11 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 62 12 28 -18 40
E. Staal 57 18 20 -12 38
E. Lindholm 61 11 16 -18 27
J. Skinner 57 16 10 -17 26
N. Gerbe 58 7 16 -10 23
R. Nash 59 7 15 -10 22
V. Rask 60 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 62 6 13 3 19
J. Staal 26 4 12 -4 16
A. Nestrasil 34 4 11 4 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 20 4 .911 2.43
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .905 2.61