VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 10: New York Islanders colour analyst Butch Goring (R) shakes hands with Vancouver Canucks assistant general manager and former Islander Lorne Henning after an interview before the NHL game between the Vancouver Canucks and the New York Islanders at Rogers Arena March 10, 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