Kane's mullet is playoff ready

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:00 PM ET

CHICAGO - The Mullet lives.

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane will have his business in the front, party in the back haircut ready to go for the Stanley Cup final which gets underway Saturday night at the United Center against the Philadelphia Flyers.

I got it touched up the other day and its ready to go for the Stanley Cup final, said Kane Thursday at Media Day.

Kane opted for the look at the beginning of the playoffs, telling his barber he was looking for a Billy Ray Cyrus with a touch of Vanilla Ice on the sides.

I thought itd be fun for the boys to enjoy and a lot of people have enjoyed it, said Kane, who was asked if the haircut has been a hit with the ladies.

I wish I could tell you, but around town I havent been doing much. But when you go out to dinner it seems like you get recognized pretty easy. I dont know if its the haircut or people are just excited about the Blackhawks.

He then turned to a female reporter at his table.

Well, what do you think of this? he asked.

Its nice, she said.

To be honest, I think some of the girls like it, said Kane. But who knows it if its the hair or who I am. You never know I guess.

Kane said if the Hawks win the Stanley Cup, he might be forced to keep the haircut for a while.

HEAR AND THERE: Its expected the NHL will announce Friday two outdoor games have been awarded for next season with the Washington Capitals playing the Pittsburgh Penguins at Heinz Field in the Steel City on New Years Day and the Montreal Canadiens visiting the Calgary Flames at a date to be determined in February, likely the weekend after Hockey Day in Canada so the CBC can get two ratings bumps...Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux has forced many Montreal Canadiens fans to switch allegiances in his hometown of Hearst, Ont. (12 hours north of Toronto). Myself, I was a big Habs fan. Its tough for my buddies to cheer for me, said Giroux, but I told them if they want to see the Cup, theyve got to cheer for me. Girouxs grandparents still live in Hearst, but his parents now live in Blackburn Hamlet in the east end of Ottawa, having moved there after years in Orleans.


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