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Joe Thornton, Brent Burns go bare for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue

Sharks teammates strip down to nothing to show off their physiques @NHLdotcom

It's not all beards and body checks with Joe Thornton and Brent Burns.

They're showing off another side in a new magazine spread. In fact, they're showing off all their sides.

Thornton and Burns shed their uniforms, gear and everything else for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue, the annual edition spotlighting athlete physiques.

The issue also features Brianna Decker, Kacey Bellamy, Meghan Duggan, Jocelyne Lamoureaux-Davidson, Monique Lamoureaux-Morando and Alex Rigsby of the U.S. women's national hockey team, along with athletes from a variety of other sports.

ESPN released a preview video that has Thornton and Burns discussing their abs when they weren't being photographed in the buff. The preview shows what you can expect from the upcoming issue, including a rare glimpse of some of Burns' otherwise covered tattoos.

Watch: Youtube Video

The issue will go on sale on July 7.

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