DETROIT - APRIL 09: The puck flys right by Johan Franzen #93 of the Detroit Red Wings and scores on goalie Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators on a Niklas Kronwall #55 (not in picture) slap shot during a NHL game on April 9, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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