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Hairy situation: Patrick Kane mulling going mullet-less for playoffs

Patrick Kane made an announcement Tuesday that might not sit well with his legions of Chicago Blackhawks fans: The superstar is mulling going mullet-less this upcoming postseason.

“I think I’m going to skip the mullet this year,” Kane said on WGN-AM 720 Radio Tuesday morning.

Throughout the Blackhawks’ magical run of Stanley Cup championships over the past handful of seasons, Kane has generated a lot of fanfare over his interesting playoff hairstyle, one that features a traditional mullet-like style but also is embellished by racing stripes along the side of his head.

Kane added that he will still attempt to grow out the patented NHL playoff beard, however. But he may still meet some resistance from his teammates, as Jonathan Toews reportedly said after practice that he hopes Kane will reconsider his potential decision to go sans mullet.

Given that Kane’s playoff mullet has become such a sensation that his barber has a special pair of scissors with the number “88” on them specifically to create Kane’s postseason hairstyle, it’s hardly surprising this has become such a story.

Either way, with or without the unique hairstyle, Kane and the Blackhawks begin their quest for a fourth Stanley Cup title since 2010 with a road game against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night. Let’s hope the racing stripes are right where they should be on the side of Kane’s head.