Hockey players are people, too, so they’re entitled to walk down the street just like the rest of us.
But when you look like Joe Thornton and Brett Burns, it’s hard not to draw a little extra attention to yourself.
The San Jose Sharks teammates had some downtime in Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon ahead of their game against the Penguins, so they decided to take a stroll through the neighborhood. It was a pretty warm day, so Thornton opted to go shirtless, making the following photo that much more incredible:
Thornton and Burns still have the ferocious beards they sported in last season’s playoffs, but what they don’t have is a care in the world as they enjoy a nice walk around town.
And if you needed confirmation that these extremely bearded fellows are who we say they are, Burns provided as much:
Sidney Crosby is sidelined with a concussion, but Wednesday night won’t be a walk in the park for San Jose, as the Penguins are off to a 2-1-1 start without their star center.
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