Watch 10 of the best hockey beards grow with these GIFs

Watch 10 NHL players' faces transform with these GIFs. 
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There's no beard quite like a playoff beard, and the NHL sees some spectacular efforts in the facial hair department during the postseason. Some players, of course, maintain a healthy amount of facial hair throughout the regular season as well. 

The folks over at health2blog.com created some animated GIFs that capture the transformations of NHL players from clean-shaven to fully bearded. Here are 10 of best evolutions of bristly glory.

Kyle Quincey, Columbus Blue Jackets

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Ryan O'Reilly, Buffalo Sabres

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Radko Gudas, Philadelphia Flyers

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Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks

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Jake Muzzin, Los Angeles Kings

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Eric Gryba, Edmonton Oilers

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Ryan Ellis, Nashville Predators

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Jordie Benn, Montreal Canadiens

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Patrick Eaves, Anaheim Ducks

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Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks

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Let the annual beard-growing begin.