The beard you see in the photo is gone.
I had to do it - it was driving me nuts. Itchy, scratchy, and I felt like I looked 15 years older. And since I was the only guy left who had the playoff beard, shaving it cost me no grief at all.
You know what was nice? Being told by countless people how young I look when I came into work after shaving.
So there you go Canucks, my beard helped you through the first round - you're on your own in the second.