I know everybody in the NHL reads my blog so...
Think of the great moments in Stanley Cup History:
Jean Belliveau hoisting another Cup
Maurice Richard driving towards another goal
Bob Baun scoring in overtime
George Armstrong sliding the puck into the Habs' empty net
Bobby Orr flying through the air
Bob Nystrom tipping the puck into the net
Any one of Gretzky's or Messier's highlight moments.
They all have one thing in common. All clean shaven.
Playoff beards were a novelty. They have become old. You play for three hours every 2-3 days. You have lots of time to shave.