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Brent Burns finally reveals what's in that backpack

Sharks defenseman comes clean about bag's contents in fan Q&A

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Brent Burns took over Hockey Canada's Twitter account Thursday and gave fans a deeper look into his mind and his infamous backpack.

With Team Canada enjoying an off day after advancing to the semifinals of the World Cup of Hockey 2016, Burns answered a litany of questions on a variety of topics

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Burns admitted he has a strong affinity for monkeys.
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He detailed why the No. 88 is important for him.

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Burns' beard was one of the most popular topics of fan questions, and he was candid about why he keeps it and how it isn't likely to go be shaved anytime soon.

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Burns recapped his postseason family road trip across the United States and explained where he wants to take his family in the future.

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Fans asked Burns about his tattoos. He shed some light on which are his favorites and revealed his plans for a Disney-themed leg tattoo.

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He also disclosed which NHL great he'd love to play against while giving a shout-out to teammate Claude Giroux, who crashed his Q&A session.

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