NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 18: A view of the retro mask goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 of New Jersey Devils will be wearing tonight in the game against the Washington Capitals at the Prudential Center on March 18, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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