NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 14: Scott Hartnell #19 of the Philadelphia Flyers tosses a puck to fans during warm ups against the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at the Bridgestone Arena on January 14, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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