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Gudas shaves his legendary beard

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November

For Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas, the "Fear the Beard" campaign has been cut short.

Gudas grew out his bushy black beard for years, and it developed a cult following, with a Twitter account (RadkoGudasBeard) and t-shirts "Fear the Beard" popping up. Lightning fans loved it.

But on Sunday, Gudas shaved off the beard, leaving only a handle-bar mustache, which he's keeping to join teammates on their Movember charity effort for men's health.

"A lot of guys were doing it so I decided, handlebars, I've never had them so I wanted to see how it looks," Gudas said.

Gudas said it was tough, having not remembered the last time he shaved the beard.

"It was pretty hard, I couldn't let go for a bit," Gudas said. "But it's a good thing."

Gudas doesn't like shaving, but might have to to keep his beard from growing, as he sported a 5 o'clock shadow Monday after just one day.

"I shaved yesterday," Gudas said, "And it's already back."



[Last modified: Monday, November 4, 2013 3:23pm]

    

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