Manly, Magical Mustaches – Paul MacLean

15 Jun

1990-91 Score - Paul MacLean

As he was just named Head Coach of the Ottawa Senators (they still have a team?), I thought it would be a good time to celebrate an underrated mustache.  It’s thick, it’s dark, and it once scored 101 points in a season for the Winnipeg Jets.

MacLean played in the NHL from 1981 to 1991, which meant that for most of his career, his mustache lived in the shadows of perhaps the greatest mustache of all time, that of Lanny McDonald.  You could say his was Lemieux to Lanny’s Gretzky.  But, like Lemieux, MacLean’s mustache deserves a place of its own in the Hall of Fame.

In fact, it lives on to this day.  It’s a little greyer, a little more worn, but it’s still pretty incredible… you can see it in all it’s glory in this photo from yesterday’s press conference in Ottawa.

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