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Sharks D Brent Burns might have lived under a bridge during the lockout (photo)

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Good Lord, man! Someone in the San Jose Sharks organization needs to get defenseman Brent Burns an appointment with a barber. Or get him a hot shower. Or at the very least, a rag on a stick, for Pete’s sake!

Obviously, Brent Burns was letting it all hang out during the lockout, as evidence by his disheveled appearance in his team photo. Look at the unkempt hair, the out-of-control beard…at least his teeth appear intact. At the same time, those are probably fake ones. No NHL player worth anything has all of his teeth.

Burns, from his time as an exciting youngster with the Minnesota Wild to his past few seasons with Sharks, has always been an eccentric fellow, and the evolution of his hairstyle over the years more than illustrated that fact, something brilliantly documented below.

Via Puck Daddy:

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Chewbacca. Nice. But if you ask me, no further change is needed, as Burns already has the “homeless man living under a bridge” look down pat. In fact, he looks like Nick Nolte in Down & Out in Beverly Hills:

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Or, alternatively, Nick Nolte pretty much every day of his entire life since that film. Either way.

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