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Chicago Blackhawks' popularity bursting at the seams

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

It seems like every Chicagoan wants a piece of the Blackhawks, and many people are flocking to stores for the most popular jerseys.

Over at the Official Blackhawks store on Michigan Avenue, jerseys are being scooped up quickly.

Two Blackhawks round up the top five in NHL jersey sales, and that's no surprise there. Patrick Kane is third and Jonathan Toews is fifth. The red jerseys appear to be the most popular in Chicago.

Over at Sports Authority on North LaSalle, you can’t walk into the store without being surrounded by a sea of red and black. Anything you can imagine Blackhawks-wise can be nabbed there.

"Besides obviously players' jerseys as being the most popular, also player tee's with their name and number on there. Hats do very well, women's shirts of course do very well, and the kids shirts," said store manager, Tom McNeff.

Have you ever wondered where Patrick Kane gets his mullet maintained?

Carmelo Preiti is the General Manager and barber at 316 Club, as well as Patrick Kane’s barber.

He met ‘Kaner’ in 2009 when he first became a regular at his barber salon. Preiti helped come up with the famous mullet.

“We were kind of joking around about doing something different and funny for the playoffs and I threw out some ideas, showed him some pictures of, Jagr specifically back from the 80s. A picture of him with the mullet and we started laughing,” Preiti said. “ I thought it was a joke. I think he was joking, but one thing led to another and it was really true."

Preiti told FOX 32 News that Kane comes in for a touch up in between series.

Brandon Saad is another Blackhawk who comes in for a haircut, and Preiti said he adds a line to his hair each time they win a series.

FOX 32 News is told that both Kane and Saad came to Preiti late Thursday evening to get a trim.

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