NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: A fan of the New York Rangers watches as Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers warms-up prior to a game against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rebecca Taylor/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