TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators takes a shot against goaltender Riku Helenius #35 and Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Tampa Bay Times Forum on September 19, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/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