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Brian Burke’s hair: The top 10 people and things it now resembles

Greg Wyshynski
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Ever since joining the Calgary Flames, Brian Burke’s hair has gotten as much notice as his search for HIMSELF a new general manager.

His introductory press conference featured mad scientist hair like he just stepped out of a DeLorean looking for Marty McFly. Subsequent appearances have yielded similar reactions, and occasional apologies from his children via Twitter.

On Wednesday night in a game against the Anaheim Ducks, we reached the next evolution of Brian Burke’s coif, which prompted son Patrick to respond “YES I KNOW ABOUT HIS HAIR.”

Now that’s in full bloom, Puck Daddy proudly counts down the Top 10 People And Things Brian Burke’s Hair Now Resembles:

10. Sonic The Hedgehog

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Perhaps the most frequently cited response, despite the fact that Burke hasn’t exactly been collecting rings lately.

But if we’re going small mammals …

9. An Albino Porcupine

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… this is, perhaps, a more appropriate comparison from a color contrast perspective.

8. Fiber Optic cable

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His hair is able to transmit data at a rate of 111 gigabits per second, provided none of it involves corsi or fenwick.

7. A Majestic Swan

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A creature whose sheer beauty obscures a propensity for rage and an affinity for violence.

And the other is a swan.

6. Blanka

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In which we’re currently fitting Kevin Lowe for his M. Bison uniform.

5. A Spaceball Officer

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Mandatory “hair helmet” joke.

Although, ironically, we’ll wager it’s Burke that’s probably bellowed “I’m surrounded by A-Holes” as some point in his career. Or every day.

4. Quicksilver (Via CalderPenguin)

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The comics one. Not the “Age Of Ultron” one or the “Days Of Future Past” one.

3. Robyn

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This, despite the fact that we’d never expect Burke to Call The Union.

2. Jack Frost

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As portrayed by Martin Short in “The Santa Clause 3: The Clausening”, a forgettable sequel to a previous classic.

See also: Mike Cammalleri’s second stint in Calgary.

And finally …

1. Michigan Wolverines Helmet Logo (via Sunaya)

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Someone took his love of American NCAA players a bit too far …

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