Greg Wyshinski (YAHOO!'s Puck Daddy) actually had a post yesterday about Sidney Crosby's playoff beard - well, not specifically. He posted an article about EA Sports upcoming release of their 2K Sports NHL 2K9 and their attempt to create a few "quirky innovations" like playoff beards (which would have them grow as a team moves through the playoffs and into the SCF - COOL!).
When Planet XBox 360 asked Ben Bishop, producer of the game, how much research the team had done on playoff beards for particular players, he replied:
Yeah, you know, we tried to take a look and it's definitely an area we want to do more in, but we didn't have the time to do. We were hoping to get different styles like [Sidney] Crosby not having a full beard. He only had a partial beard for awhile. So we wanted to get different stuff like that in but we didn't really have time. We ended up with having different levels depending on how far the team is along in the playoffs.