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Hawks throw some 'Dirt' on Kane's new hairstyle
By Tim Sassone | Daily Herald Staff
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Published: 4/16/2010 10:16 PM

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Patrick Kane showed up at the United Center on Friday with a slight modification to his playoff mullet.

Cut into his hair above the ears were "steps," as the Blackhawks' star winger called them.

"I don't know if too many people thought it was a joke so I tried to add the steps in there to solidify that it is a joke," said the 21-year-old Kane, who is going with the mullet because he can't grow a good playoff beard.

Kane's teammates have enjoyed giving him a hard time over the bad haircut, which Kane has described as business in front and a party in the back.

"Joe Dirt's been coming out a lot, that's the name I'm hearing," Kane said, referring to the movie character played by actor David Spade. "When you hear, 'Hey, Joe,' in the locker room, that's for me. That's the big one in the locker room.

"I've been walking down Rush Street a few times this week to eat and it's funny how much you get noticed even with this haircut. Sometimes it's fun to do something for playoffs like this, but if it's not working for the team or myself I'll have to do something different."

Kane's family has been tough on him as well.

"I sent the pictures to my sisters and my mom and I think in five minutes they called me and said, 'What are you doing? Shave it off. Get rid of it.'

"My sisters are pretty big into fashion and style and they see a haircut like this, they probably say, 'Oh, no,' but anything for the boys in here to get a laugh and pumped up for playoffs."