Some players with straight hair are going to have to wait until next season to be on the ice again, and it’s not because they’re wearing straight hair in the first place.
The league has a rule that players who have been playing professionally for more than six years are allowed to wear straight hair to this point, which is why the Minnesota Wild have some of their most celebrated players sporting long straight locks.
But what happens when players decide to start wearing their hair in a different way?
Here’s what you need to know about what players are wearing right now.
Laid-back players like Ryan Carter, Jonathan Drouin and Jamie Benn, all of whom have long straight hair but aren’t wearing it now, are all wearing it on their foreheads.
Players who don’t wear it in the beginning are doing so for a number of reasons.
“It’s the most comfortable way for me to play,” said Ryan Carter on a recent podcast with the NHL Network.
“I’ve been doing it a long time, I’m in my 20s, I don’t feel like I need to be putting it on to get the same feeling as I was putting it off in the past.”
In the past, players have worn it for a variety of reasons, but the most common reason is a desire to look like the team logo.
“They like it to look a little more aggressive and more badass,” said Patrick Kane, who wore it when he was a young star with the Philadelphia Flyers.
“To me, it’s a little bit of an homage to the team.”
The reason it’s important for players to wear it is that it will help with facial hair, which has become an increasingly popular hairstyle for NHL players over the past few years.
“We’ve seen guys go from having a very short haircut, like their dad, to a very long, very straight haircut,” said Brian Burke, who works with NHL teams and teams that employ professional players on a regular basis.
“This is something that’s important to players to have, because they have the ability to get a little longer on their facial hair and make themselves look more intimidating.”
For many players, the goal of having a longer hair and a shorter beard is to give them a more intimidating presence when the team is in a crowd.
For that reason, some teams have players put on a beard to make it appear more intimidating, even if it’s just a stubble.
“You know, sometimes you can have that stubble, but it’s more intimidating than you’d think,” said Nikita Zadorov, who has had long straight black hair for years and recently made his mark with a mustache and a long black beard.
It’s not the only reason players wear it.
Other players who aren’t sporting straight hair on the surface are also wearing it to give their hair a bit of a “dapper” look.
For example, a number on the shoulders, or a few dots, on the top of the head, or on the sides of the helmet can be used to highlight the hair.
“If you’re going to do a big beard, it can look cool, but if you’re a smaller beard you might need to go a little deeper and go over a couple of the dots,” said Brayden Point, who wears his beard at the front of his head and the top in a very high-top hat, which makes him look even more intimidating.
It can also be used as a way to give the hair a little extra volume.
For instance, if players are using a high-hat to give a “thick” look, they can use a couple straight hairs to add volume to the hair, but keep it very short.
“The best way to do that is to go as low as possible,” Burke said.
“So if you go to a couple dots, you go down to one.
And if you can go down one, you can add a little volume.”
There are also players who don, and don’t, wear it at all.
Some teams have an unofficial policy that players aren’t allowed to do so.
However, it is allowed to change teams, so it’s something teams are encouraged to do.
“Some teams don’t want to play us anymore, so we’re not going to play them,” Kane said.
Some players, like Alex Ovechkin, use it to emphasize the fact that they’re not the “frozen guy.”
“I don’t know if it helps the team, but I think it makes the player look bigger,” Ovechiks said.
Some other players use it because it’s fun.
“A lot of guys, they like it when you look a certain way, and they’re into it,” Kane, the Capitals’ captain, said on the podcast. “There’s