NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: Head Coach Alain Vigneault, Associate Coach Scott Arniel, and Assistant Coaches Ulf Samuelsson and Daniel Lacroix of the New York Rangers watch warm-ups before the game against the Calgary Flames at Madison Square Garden on December 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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