VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 10: The San Jose Sharks celebrate a goal by Marc-Edouard Vlasic #44 while Christopher Tanev #8 of the Vancouver Canucks skates away during their NHL game at Rogers Arena on October 10, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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