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Not Quite Top 10 Moments of 2016-17: No Shirt, No Problem

An off-day in Pittsburgh for Thornton and Burns leads to a viral shirtless tweet

by Ann Frazier /

It was an early season trip to Pittsburgh that led to one of the most viral photos of the season.

The famously bearded duo of Joe Thornton and Brent Burns were spotted walking around on an off day prior to the game. And what was Jumbo known for prior to growing the legendary beard (besides his insane passing ability, obviously)? Being shirtless. All the time. And so the beard and (lack of) shirt combined into one amazing photo.

Tweet from @colin_dunlap: I believe this is Brent Burns and Joe Thornton. They are walking around Pittsburgh's North Shore and don't give ONE HELL.

Of course, a photo this iconic had to be parodied by Sharks broadcasters Brodie Brazil and Curtis Brown. 

Tweet from @Burnzie88: I think this is @brodiebrazilCSN and @AubriBrownClub walking in Pittsburgh...

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