DENVER, CO - MARCH 08: (L-R) Nick Holden #2, Nathan MacKinnon #29, Gabriel Landeskog #92, and Cody McLeod #55 of the Colorado Avalanche kick a soccer ball to warm up prior to the game against the St Louis Blues at the Pepsi Center on March 8, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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