Blues Playoff Beards Benefit Charity

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Dave Maul and Randy Liebler are two of my friends and longtime co-workers...and they happen to have some serious playoff beards.

'A full beard that's gray I don't know if mine is coming in that well,' says promotion producer and writer Randy Liebler.  'It's been about three weeks now but ultimately I believe a good playoff beard is one where the Blues win.'

'Is yours a good playoff beard?' asks Patrick Clark.
'We're hoping.  I'm hoping I can keep it for a long time.'

But after the Blues took it on the chin in the first two games i needed to know - what begets a beguiling beard?

'I'd say probably genetics,' says Kenneth Dillon sitting in a chair waiting his turn for a haircut.

Soulard Barber Shop is where I met a random Red Wings fan, who didn`t get the chance to grow a good beard after his team exited in the first round.

Yeah when you get a baby face like this it just doesn't come in very well it just doesn't connect.  It comes in patches and looks terrible.  Plus it's itchy and ladies, the ladies don't they get it all.

Even my photographer is in on the action.

'What?' asks photographer Steve Meyers.

'How long have you had your beard?' asks Patrick Clark.

'Forever but that's just me,' says Meyers pointing to his chin.  'Yeah that's a beard.'

But the Blues have a Beard-a-thon.

Fans can jump on the beard wagon and get donations to benefit the Joshua Chamberlain Society and St. Louis veterans injured in war.

Doug Rasmussen does have the most pledges, but that also equate to an excellent beard?

'Personally I think this white streak gives me an edge and that's really part of the reason I'm getting some votes so yeah I would think so,' says Doug Rasmussen.

You can decide for yourself hirsuted hockey fans and vote in the Facial Hair Faceoff.

But hopefully they won`t have to shave them just yet.

Patrick Clark, News 11.