SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Cody McCormick #8 of the Buffalo Sabres and Mike Brown #18 of the San Jose Sharks fight during the first period of their game at SAP Center on November 5, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/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