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Hockey's greatest playoff traditions

By Ian Harrison Slide 1 of 10

From bushy beards to the airborne octopus to a series-ending gesture of superior sportsmanship, the NHL playoffs are full of fun and entertaining traditions

From bushy beards to the airborne octopus to a series-ending gesture of superior sportsmanship, the NHL playoffs are full of fun and entertaining traditions. It's no surprise, really: the battle for the Stanley Cup has been going on for over 120 years. And whether it's wild whiskers or each winner's special day with the Holy Grail of hockey, everyone's sure to have their own favourite playoff hockey tradition. 
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