Cuts for a Cause - Boston Bruins players shave their locks in the name of charity...
Twenty-one Bruins went bald yesterday and raised more than $118,000 for charity at Shawn Thornton’s annual Cuts for a Cause shave-athon.
“I would say Dougie Hamilton had the longest hair. He hasn’t cut it since this thing last year,” Thorny told the Track. “Saying it was a mop is an understatement. He took it like a man, but I don’t think he was looking forward to cutting it as much as Coachwas looking forward to him getting it cut.”
Bruins Matt Bartkowski, Patrice Bergeron, Johnny Boychuk, Gregory Campbell, Jordan Caron, Zdeno Chara, Jarome Iginla, Chad Johnson, Chris Kelly, Torey Krug, Milan Lucic, Andrej Meszaros, Kevan Miller, Adam McQuaid, Daniel Paille, Corey Potter, Dennis Seidenberg, Reilly Smith, Carl Soderberg, Thornton and Hamilton all went under the razor at the Boston Park Plaza hotel yesterday.
Fans had bid online for the chance to shave their favorite player, with all the proceeds going to Thornton’s foundation, the Bruins Foundation and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center.
“It’s fun to be part of things with your teammates and it’s a way to give back,” said Krug, who probably came in second in the mop department to Dougie. “And everyone gets a little bonding out of it.”
So, guys, who would you say has the nicest-shaped bald head?
“Dougie’s got a good-shaped head, I’m looking at it right now,” Krug said.
“I’m surprised, there’s no terrible-looking ones,” Thornton added. “But I think I’m going to go with Kevan Miller. Millzy. He looks good.”
Thorny said Seidenberg, who rocks the chrome dome all the time anyway, is probably the best-looking bald Bruin.
“He just comes for the free haircut,” he joked. “He raises money and saves his own.”
Krug said his new bride, Melanie,is sad that he lost his luxurious locks and he imagines the single guys on the team might not be quite the chick magnets they were pre-cut.
Which brings us to Brad Marchand, who did not participate yesterday.
“He really thinks he’s a 12 with that terrible haircut he has,” Thornton laughed. “He told me he’s just a 9 without it. In his head, I think he’s serious!”