Goaltender Karri Ramo of the Tampa Bay Lightning dives across the goal to make a save against Andy McDonald of the St. Louis Blues at the St. Pete Times Forum on March 6, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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