VANCOUVER, BC - NOVEMBER 2: Pavel Bure jerseys hang in Vancouver Canucks player stalls before their NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Rogers Arena on November 2, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Canucks are retiring Bure's number ten jersey before the start of the game today. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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