2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic - Practice Day And Family Skate
VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 1: Vancouver Canucks players and staff pose for a team picture before practice for the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic against the Ottawa Senators at BC Place Stadium March 1, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (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