Players and fans are superstitious when it comes to supporting their team. They do a lot of crazy things in order to help their team win the championship. From wearing the same lucky shirt for every game to the extreme of not having sex until the team loses, this is just some of the sacrifices fans make for their team. One of the most popular superstition that players and fans do during the NHL playoffs is they grow a beard. And they don’t shave it off until their team is officially eliminated from the playoffs.
Let’s see what Twitter was saying about the playoff beard.
— Alex Vitter (@vittyrva) May 11, 2017
Nothing sadder than shaving off a playoff beard.. https://t.co/sjles9g4ao
— Hayden Chies (@HaydenChies) May 11, 2017
Everyone's new twitter avi today is the equivalent of shaving the playoff beard. I forgot how some of you looked and what your names were
— 🇨🇦The Padrino🇮🇹 (@MrG_Graziano) May 11, 2017
Back in Montréal from Anaheim, next step is shaving playoff beard😐was hoping 2 grow it longer😐 Wishing all Oiler t fans happy & safe summer👍 pic.twitter.com/Tc43xnpfp7
— Gino (@gifa1gino) May 12, 2017
— 102.5 The Game (@1025TheGame) May 12, 2017
and again shaving playoff beard yet in may and not june...
— Zac (@zacherr18) May 12, 2017
— Playoff Beard SteveO (@_SilentNoise) May 13, 2017
My playoff beard was weak. I got roasted endlessly at the Os game last weekend.
Which resulted in me shaving that monstrosity.
— Sean Legend (@95Sean) May 15, 2017
As a 23 year old male that cannot grow facial hair. I decided to "grow" a playoff beard. Needless to say I'm not mad about shaving today.
— Brandon Janda (@bjanda39) April 21, 2017
No one questions a playoff beard, so don't think for a second I'm shaving my scruff until finals are over
— Rozay (@14_Rozay) May 2, 2017
Something tells me I'll be shaving off my playoff beard once again in the next few days 😬
— Stephen Birckhead (@brickwall7891) May 2, 2017
If the pens lose after shaving my attempt at a playoff beard bc of prom I'll never forgive myself
— Matt Doman (@matt_doman9) May 5, 2017
First time I've ever grown a playoff beard and the Preds are in the WCF. Idc how bad it gets, I won't be shaving. pic.twitter.com/JI4MWeMmqs
— Matt D (@MattDRidge) May 12, 2017
Shaving is bad enough, but it doesn't get much worse than when you have to shave off the playoff beard after your team has been eliminated. To all those NHL players and fans out there that had to shave your beard off, sorry for your loss.