The Red Wings have made enough deep playoff runs in recent years that the fans have come to understand that each one of their playoff beards has its own personality. Kris Draper's once beat Chuck Norris in a fight. Niklas Kronwall's fights crime while he's sleeping. Johan Franzen's apparently gives him superpowers (thanks for the curly fries, Mule. They were delicious).
But Todd Bertuzzi's sort of looks like you're gazing into the void.
And because when I gazed into the void the void gazed back, here's the top ten things hiding in Todd Bertuzzi's beard:
10. The rest of his teeth
They had to go somewhere.
9. Brett Lebda
Because he's very small. And he could fit in there.
8. Mike Ilitch's sanity
I love him, but he's crazy(bread).
7. Jimmy Hoffa
I'm just kidding. Jimmy Hoffa lives in a condo in Vegas with Elvis and Tupac.
6. The lost city of Atlantis
The weight of all those buildings could explain why he hasn't been doing anything overly useful the last few games?
Maybe he got imprisoned in there by Rita Repulsa or something. That seems logical.
4. Free curly fries
They are delicious.
3. A KFC Double Down
He's got to have something to eat during intermission.
2. Whiskey for Larry Murphy
Is there room for enough of it though?
1. Gordie Howe's dog
Just in case Gordie's been looking for him or anything -- I suggest he start in Todd Bertuzzi's beard. That is an awesome sweater though. You couldn't pull that sweater off like Gordie can.
You think it's more likely there's a stripper in there? Leprechauns? The Art Ross Trophy? That's what the comments are for.
Game 5, the second in a series of four consecutive must-wins for the Red Wings, starts at 10pm eastern. If you happen to actually be at the game, you should throw an octopus or twelve. Scott'll show you how it's done.