Patrick Kane’s playoff mullet is back.
And he persuaded Blackhawks rookie teammate Brandon Saad to get one, too.
“We got them yesterday,” Kane said Tuesday. “It was one of those things I didn’t know if I was going to do it, but I think when push came to shove it was kind of something fun to do for playoffs.
“I think a lot of my friends and people around the organization wanted me to do it for the playoffs. It’s something fun to do.”
Kane and Saad each have the razor cuts or slashes on the side.
“Saad’s is looking good,” Kane said. “Hopefully we’ll have some time to let it grow. It’s something that’s good for a laugh or two. I’ve had some fun with it, and I think a lot of people that follow the Blackhawks have had some fun with it.”
Saad said he had a mullet a couple of years ago in juniors for the playoffs.
“I had some luck with it, so it’s something I decided to do this year to have some fun,” Saad said. “We went together yesterday.”
So who looks better?
“I don’t think anyone is a winner in this thing,” Saad said. “It’s just something to have fun with. It was nothing forced upon me; I just figured I’d do it. He brought it up because obviously he did it a couple years ago.
“It’s just something I said I’d do with him. I don’t know if it was something he wanted to do alone, but in the end it was something we did together.”
Kane was glad to have the company.
“I don’t know if I would have done it (by myself),” Kane said. “I mean, I probably would have done it either way, but it’s kind of fun to have a young rookie along to do it with you.”
Meanwhile, Brandon Bollig shaved his head, and Johnny Oduya shaved down the sides of his hair into a faux-hawk.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.