BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 03: Tyler Bozak #42 of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins fight for the puck in the first period on December 3, 2011 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/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