OTTAWA - OCTOBER 23: Members of the Ottawa Senators management and coaching staff pose with their Hockey Fights Cancer ties prior to a game against the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Place on October 23, 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. From left to right, they are: Rick Wamsley; Tim Pattyson, Tim Murray, Cory Clouston, Brad Lauer, Bryan Murray and Greg Carvel. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)
You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.
— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense