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Caps grow mustaches, again

By Dan Steinberg

Remember last year, when the Caps grew mustaches as part of Movember, raising money for prostate cancer?

The leaders of that effort -- Brendan Morrison and Shaone Morrisonn -- are both gone, part of the offseason Mo purge. But others have stepped into that breach and agreed to grow facial hair. Six others, in fact. The six Caps -- Jason Chimera, Karl Alzner, John Carlson, Matt Hendricks, John Erskine and Jeff Schultz -- plus a few other Caps employees have already raised more than $13,500 this month, which makes them the third-highest netting group in America, and tops among the half-dozen or so participating NHL teams. Donate to the effort here. Now here are some quotes, strung together to make it appear like dialog. It started with me asking them what they'd look like.

"Probably pretty stupid," Carlson said.

"Very creepy," Chimera said. "But it's a good creepy."

"I don't know," Hendricks said. "Not cute. Probably a little ugly. But that's all right; I guess it goes with my game."

"I asked people on Twitter what I should do. It was either '80s rock star or the handlebars," said Erskine, whose effort is already paying off.

"Some guys cheated on their staches," Chimera said. "I'm not gonna name names, but some guys cheated."

"Erskine cheated a little bit," Alzner said. "I started right from scratch, but he started a little bit ahead of me, so I have to do some catching up."

"I had like a two-day head start, and the only reason was because I forgot to shave," Erskine said. "This is not a competition, it's just something fun, to raise money for a good cause."

"I'm not gonna be able to grow much, but I'll try my best for a good cause," Carlson said.

"I've never been a mustache guy," Alzner said. "My mustache is pretty thin. The beard is good, the mustache is just so-so."

"He comes in pretty thick," Chimera said. "It's gonna be hard to beat. Maybe I'll dye mine."

"We'll see," Alzner said. "I'll do my best."

Again, here's their page.

By Dan Steinberg  | November 4, 2010; 2:18 PM ET
Categories:  Caps  
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Come on out to the Front Page in Dupont Circle Friday Movember 12th to support The Movember Foundation!

For a $5-$10 donation you will receive a wristband that entitles you to $2.50 beer and wine, $3 Smirnoff cocktails, and $4 Doo Doo shots between 6pm and 12am.

Details can be found at!/event.php?eid=130541240328827

We hope to see all the DC Mo Bros and Mo Sistas there!

Posted by: Lee26 | November 4, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

I am trying to raise money for Movember as well, but dont have the media outlets that the Caps have. If you would like to donate to gain awareness of prostate cancer, please help out:

Thank you

Posted by: scottiemac3 | November 5, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

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