Patrick Kane wasted little time getting ready for the mane event.
"Right after the Minnesota game, that was my first phone call, to my barber," said the Chicago winger. "He made the trip downtown, opened up the shop and gave me a quick haircut."
And, with that, the playoff mullet is back.
Kane, who wore the throwback hairstyle all the way to the Cup-winning goal last season, wasn't planning on growing it again this year. But outside pressure -- serious outside pressure -- forced the barber's hand.
"When we visited the White House, President Obama said he wanted me to grow one again in the playoffs," said Kane. "You can't say no to the President."
The Canucks also have a mullet-wearer in Tanner Glass, only he sports his all year long. To him, it's not a lark, it's a look.
"He's kind of mocked the mullet and I'm not too pleased about that, to be honest," said Glass, grinning. "I don't think there are (mullet) rules, but when you do it for a few months and then you cut it off, it's mocking."