Kane growing playoff mullet again
Patrick Kane’s playoff mullet is back.
And he persuaded Blackhawks rookie teammate Brandon Saad to get one too.
“We got them yesterday,” Kane said. “It was one of those things I didn’t know if I was going to do, but I think when push came to shove it was kind of something fun to do for playoffs. I think a lot of my friends and people around the organization wanted me to do it for the playoffs. It’s something fun to do.”
Kane and Saad each have the razor cuts on the side.
“Saad’s is looking good too,” Kane said. “Hopefully we’ll have some time to let it grow.”
Saad said he had a mullet a couple years ago in juniors for the playoffs.
“I had some luck with it so it’s something I decided to do this year to have some fun,” Saad said. “We went together yesterday.”
So who looks better?
“I don’t think anyone is a winner in this thing,” Saad said. “It’s just something to have fun with. It was nothing forced upon me, I just figured I’d do it. He brought it up so obviously he did it a couple years ago.
“It’s just something I said I’d do with him. I don’t know if it was something he wanted to do alone, but in the end it was something we did together.”
Meanwhile, Hawks coach Joel Quenneville thinks Ray Emery will be able to travel to Minnesota this weekend but made no mention of playing. Emery is out with a groin injury.
Dave Bolland remains out indefinitely with a groin injury.
As for the Wild, right winger Jason Pominville won't play in Game 1 because of the concussion he suffered from the elbow of the Kings' Dustin Brown.
"He's just not quite ready," Wild coach Mike Yeo said. "This is a big game, but you've got to look at the big picture and we got to make sure that when he get him back in, we get him back in for good."