DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 04: Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere #35 of the Colorado Avalanche talks to goaltender Richard Bachman #31 prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at the Pepsi Center on February 4, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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