By Dayana Sarkisova
In true Chicago Blackhawks playoff fashion, Patrick Kane has revived his trademark mullet as the team begins their quest for the Stanley Cup. But this time, he’s not alone.
"We went together," Rookie Brandon Saad said. "He had some success with it a couple years ago and was talking about doing it, and I said I'd do it with him. I guess it's something fun we can do."
Kane added: “It’s good for a good laugh or two. It's something that's kind of 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."
While Kane opted out of the business-in-the-front, party-in-the-back ‘do during last season’s playoffs against the Phoenix Coyotes, he proudly sported the cut during the Hawks’ 2010 Stanley Cup run and in the first-round against the Vancouver Canucks two years ago.
For Saad, however, this will be his first time following in Kane’s trend-setting steps. And while Kane sports three stripes cut in the temples, Saad only sports two.
“I’ve got to earn my stripes,” Saad said. "It's pretty ridiculous, honestly. But it's fun and the guys got a good kick out of it.”