We’re bringing this post back as it’s one of our favorites. With the the NHL playoffs starting tomorrow, postseason mullets are only in their infancy stage – far from Hall of Fame form. IASID presents you with images of the best (or worst) hair in recent hockey history. Who’s your favorite?
1. Patrick Kane — PKane has certainly stepped up his game, both on the ice and in his helmet. Business in the front, party in the back.
2. Jaromir Jagr — “Mario Jr” strayed from the business in the front, party in the back motto, his head was partying all over the freakin’ place.
3. Wayne Gretzky — The Great One wasn’t above the skipping a haircut or seven. The back of his neck certainly didn’t need any SPF 15 during golf season.
4. Mike Babcock — The Wings head cheese may have the best hair in the business. He makes Detroiters proud.
5. Al Iafrate — From the Wings coach to a metro Detroit native, Iafrate had the flow and the wind tunnels. No wonder his slapshot rang up 105mph, the aerodynamics moving toward that puck were ideal.
6. Mike Ricci — I can’t make up my mind if this is awesome or disgusting. On second though, it looks like the mugshot of a serial killer.
7. Chris Simon — This guy was known for two things: fighting anybody and their brother and putting barbers out of business.
8. Marty McSorley — McSorley did more than slash Donald Brashear across the face. He also grew a terrific head of hair.
9. Barry Melrose — I would have failed in my blogging duties if I forgot this guy. He gets the hat trick with this look – grease, gray and curls. He’s the NHL’s Mel Kiper, Jr. Good for Melrose for not letting this look expire.
10. Brian Engblom — For my money, Engblom edges out Melrose for the Worst Hair in the Studio award. Is he kidding? That ‘do is the darn pits.
Tim is the founder and author of It’s Always Sunny In Detroit. Born and raised north of "The D", he was hands down the fastest kid on the playground. In his glory days as a Big Ten baseballer, Tim often thought about dating Jennifer Love Hewitt. After he hung ‘em up and got real, he graduated from law school and came back to Detroit. He has been keeping it sunny ever since.