10 Most EPIC Hockey Mullets In NHL History
Posted by Grinder Threads on March 05, 2011.
For better or worse the mullet is arguably one of the most celebrated hair styles of the past 20 years. While typical follicular trends come and go, the mullet is more than a haircut. It’s a lifestyle. Finely tuned by the “10-90” formula (10% “business” in the front, 90% “party” in the back), the mullet’s versatility is unsurpassed.
When it comes to professional sports, the coveted hockey mullet transcends all others. Part aerodynamics, part ‘flow’, and 100% hilarity – the hockey mullet is an entrenched emblem of the glory days of the sport.
Fire up your can of mousse and dust of your hair spray. It’s time to count down the 10 most epic hockey mullets of all time.
10. “THE SUCKER PUNCH” – Marty McSorley
Back in the 90’s there was no cooler place to play hockey than Los Angeles. Aluminum Easton sticks glistened in the stadium lights, Hollywood A-listers frequented the front row, and McSorley’s well conditioned blonde mullet flowed gingerly behind him as he plowed down the ice. While a cowardly sucker punch on Brashear in 2000 shines most brightly in the history books of Marty’s career, his famous hockey mullet is a close second.
9. “THE DUSTER” – George Parros
George Parros – perrenial tough guy of the Anaheim Ducks – pushes the innovative boundaries of hockey mullets. While a little flow in the back is a powerful force on it’s own, add a finely manicured moustache to the mix and what do you get? Pure multitude.
8. “THE HOWITZER” – Al Iafrate
One of the main factors forcing mullets into retirement is male pattern baldness. For Al Iafrate, however, this unfortunate genetic curse left him undeterred in his allegiance to the mullet. Through thick and thin Al charged forward to sculpt an unprecedented “skullet” – one of the rarest hockey mullets ever to be seen in the wild. Check-mate, Chara.
7. “THE LINESMAN” – Patrick Kane
While Patrick Kane was almost disqualified from the roster due to his lack of authenticity and commitment, his 2010 playoff mullet was hard to leave off of the list. In a stroke of pure genius Kane pushed hockey mullet styling to new heights with his finely carved ‘triple lines’. To the uneducated mullet laymen this witty addition may appear to be a simple comedic afterthought. To the hockey mullet connoisseur, however, this attention to detail is exactly the kind of innovation deserving of number 7 on the roster.
6. “THE SHUTOUT” – Roberto Luongo
5. “THE FLEUR-DE-LIS” – Guy Lafleur
4. “THE PLAY-BY-PLAY” – Brian Engblom
3. “THE SLOT” - Ryan Smyth
2. “THE JOFA” - Jaromir Jagr
1. “THE ENFORCER” - Chris Simon
Chris Simon is famous for two things in his mulletrious 15 year NHL hockey career: kicking ass and rocking one of the most feared mullets in the game. While getting your clock cleaned is bad enough, it’s made even worse when you look up off the ice with those rugged layers of flow staring you in the face. While most will remember Simon for his 1,824 career PIMs, we’ll remember him for what truly matters. His epic hockey mullet.
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