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Brian Burke's slightly dishevelled look generates plenty of Twitter buzz

Brian Burke in Calgary, Thursday, December 12, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

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Brian Burke in Calgary, Thursday, December 12, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

CALGARY - There are some things you can always count on at a Brian Burke news conference—a loosened tie and some excellent quotes.

The veteran hockey executive added a slightly different look to the mix Thursday and the social media world took notice.

Burke, the president of hockey operations for the Calgary Flames, met with reporters at the Scotiabank Saddledome shortly after the team announced some front-office changes.

Assembled media quickly noticed that Burke's grey locks, normally neatly combed back with a part on one side, were much puffier than usual. The slightly dishevelled look also caught the attention of Twitter users—including some of Burke's family members.

"Okay....so maybe I should pick Dad up for a haircut this week," daughter Molly Burke said in a tweet.

Burke's son, Patrick, quickly weighed in with a humorous reply.

"No I'm buying him a brush for christmas don't you ruin this," he tweeted.

Molly's tweet had been retweeted over 500 times and favourited over 250 times in just a few hours.

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