Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks - Game Three
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 05: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks reacts after drawing a slashing penalty from Dan Hamhuis #2 of the Vancouver Canucks in the first period of Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 5, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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