TAMPA, FL - MARCH 2: A fan uses her cell phone to shoot video of Nate Thompson #44 of the Tampa Bay Lightning walking out of the tunnel for pre-game skate against the New York Rangers at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on March 2, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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