ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 4: Goalie Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues blocks a shot from teammate Andy McDonald #10 during warm-ups in an NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings on April 4, 2012 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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