Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche - Game Seven
DENVER, CO - APRIL 30: Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild attempts to get a shot off against Andre Benoit #61 of the Colorado Avalanche Game Seven of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 30, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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