RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 18: Manny Malhotra #22 of the Carolina Hurricanes is pictured during warmups prior to an NHL game against the Boston Bruins at PNC Arena on November 18, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The decal on the Hurricanes helmets honors Doris Barksdale and Dickie Britt for their contributions to the organization's Kids 'N Community Foundation. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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