Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings - Game Four
DETROIT, MI - MAY 23: Nick Leddy #8 of the Chicago Blackhawks goes into the corner for the puck as Patrick Eaves #17 of the Detroit Red Wings pressures him during Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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