Monday, April 11, 2011
Posted: 3:49 p.m.
Patrick Kane's playoff mullet has returned! The Blackhawks winger called his barber after the team learned they had reached the playoffs and got the haircut (complete with racing stripes).
Kane also had the 'do during the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup-winning run last season, when he decided to go with the mullet instead of his "embarrassing" playoff beard from the previous spring.
"Short on top, kind of like a regular hair cut, and then the long hair in the back. Kinda bring back the '80's look, I guess," Kane told reporters prior to the 2010 postseason. "They were saying 'business in the front, party in the back.' Those were the comments I got about it. Just flowin' in the back, with a little more room up top. I'll kinda look a little trashy for a little bit, but it's fun and the boys all got a good laugh out of it. So that's what it's all about I guess."
In 22 mulleted games during the 2010 postseason, Kane registered 10 goals and 18 assists. For his playoff career, he has 19 goals and 23 assists in 38 games.
Kane is coming off a regular season in which he posted 27 goals and 46 assists in 73 contests. He was an All-Star selection for the second time in his four-year career.
With exactly a month to go until Chicago hosts the 2017 NHL Draft for the first time ever, the Blackhawks and league announced Wednesday their plans for Fan Fest held outside the United Center on June 23 and 24.
A handful of Blackhawks players and alumni will be in attendance and made available for photo opportunities, as will the Stanley Cup. Fans will also be able to explore the NHL Centennial Fan Arena, "a 53-foot museum truck with an innovative interior featuring more than 1,000 square feet of interactive digital displays, original video content, one-of-a-kind historical memorabilia, unique photo moments and a social media wall," according to the press release.
A full list of activities, special guest appearances and schedule will be posted at a later date.
Friday's events will run from 3 to 9 p.m. while Saturday's festivites will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Parking Lot C, north of the United Center.
Additional passes for the weekend will be made available to the public starting June 9. For more information, visit chicagoblackhawks.com/fanfest.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, forward Vinnie Hinostroza joins Pat Boyle and evaluates his rookie season, tells us how he has added MMA and Ju-jitsu to his offseason training and is he going to room with Ryan Hartman next season?
Plus, Tracey Myers joins Pat to discuss Patrick Kane’s first interview this offseason, the latest on the Blackhawks coaching moves and tournament fall-out for Artemi Panarin, Marcus Kruger and Alex DeBrincat.
Listen to the latest episode of the Hawks Talk Podcast below.