Friday, June 19, 2009

The Chuck Norris Trophy

Quick disclaimer, just in case... I didn't come up with the idea for this award, nor did I do the photoshop to make the trophy. Anyways, now that that's out of the way, here are my finalists and my pick for this years Chuck Norris Trophy, awarded to the player with the best playoff beard (hint, would you believe Crosby didn't even make the final cut!?):

Finalist #1, Johan Franzen. Franzen grows a pretty good playoff beard, no doubt, but that should be expected from someone named Mule.

Finalist #2, Henrik Zetterberg. Hank's playoff beard is slightly better than Franzen's as far as bushiness goes, but lacks the reddish color that makes Franzen look more like a viking.

Finalist #3, Kris Draper. As I showed in a previous blog, Chuck Norris would play Draper in a movie so you would think that Kris would be a lock for the award, but he missed some games with injury. Very not Chuck-like.

Finalist #4, and your winner is Dan Cleary. I mean, cleerly, it's Cleary. (try saying that 5 times fast) Color, bushiness and Dan's durability in the playoffs put him over the top. Congratulations, dan Cleary. You are the 2009 Chuck Norris Trophy winner.

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