Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game Five
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 25: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Brendan Smith #2 of the Detroit Red Wings watch for the puck next to goalie Jimmy Howard #35 of the Red Wings in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 25, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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