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Jaromir Jagr dyes already-unique playoff beard, now rocking jet-black look (photo)

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It has been 21 long years since Jaromir Jag last hoisted Lord Stanley’s Cup. You have to go all the way back to 1991 and 1992 when Jagr was just a young pup on a Pittsburgh Penguins team that won two Stanley Cups in a row.

But now, after being traded to the Boston Bruins after spending the first 34 games of the lockout-shortened season with the Dallas Stars, no one has to tell Jagr what a unique and wonderful opportunity it is to be back in the finals all these years later.

But what was most striking about Jagr soaking it all in during a media session on Tuesday in advance of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday was how not only has Jagr maintained the interesting look with the scruff of hair shaved from his chin, he has also dyed his playoff beard black and is now sporting a totally unique, totally bad-ass facial hair look.

“You’ve got to look tough,” he said. Indeed.

Jagr has been wearing his playoff beard this way for some time now, but this was its official debut with the new dye-job (via Russian Machine Never Breaks):


Now that, my friends, is some killer facial hair. The look resembles how James Hetfield rocked the rock star beard circa, um, when Metallica was still Metallica. Which is pretty cool.

Let your playoff beard freak flag fly, Mr. Jaromir Jagr. If a hockey player can’t do something like this during what will in all likelihood be his last run at a quest for the Cup, when can they?