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Power Rankings: Welcome to San Flow-se

by Ann Frazier /

Beards are soooo 2017-18.

For a few seasons, the Sharks were known as the team with the beards. Led by the tag-team of Brent Burns and Joe Thornton, it seemed like every player was sporting some sort of facial hair throughout the season. 

But this season, there was a bit of a change. Sure, the Burns beard is as impressive as ever, and Joe Pavelski still sports the surprisingly red beard, but more of the team had chosen to be clean-shaven (and that's even without the tragically post-headshot day shaving of Thornton's beard). 

This season, it's about the flow. Or, if you're not fluent in hockey, the long, luxurious locks that flow out the helmets. 

So welcome to San Flow-se, and take a look at the four player leading the way.

4. Brent Burns

Can a beard be considered flow? Because it certainly has a majestic flow to it whenever he skates around. 

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: 92.4 mph second attempt: 🔥The beard flow in slow mo: 🔥🔥 #NHLAllStar

Okay, we hear all you hockey hair sticklers, but consider this: Burns also rocks a sometimes top knot, sometimes braided bit of flow that certainly counts. However, it's nothing compared to the other three guys.

3. Brenden Dillon

One of the founding members of San Flow-se, Dillon's had long hair since he first joined the team, and has had the impressive flow in one form or another ever since. 

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: 🎶 Lavender's blue Dilly Dilly, Lavender's green 🎶 #SharksBiteCancer

2. Erik Karlsson

It's long, it's luxurious, and it's almost the epitome of hockey hair. 

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Greetings from San Flow-se.

1. Marcus Sorensen

What is it with Swedes and their flow? 

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Attention: The Swedes have arrived with their flow flowing.#SharklyDressedMen

It's not just the length that puts Sorensen's hair at the top, though that certainly helps. But it's that he's constantly flipping his hair, as though to let other people know, "Yes, I have flow this great."

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: .@sorensenmarcus must be really good at those Instagram hair flip photos.

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