PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 25: Tye McGinn #15 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates during warmups before an NHL Hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Wells Fargo Center on February 25, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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