BOSTON - APRIL 16: Marc Savard #91 of the Boston Bruins skates after the puck against Saku Koivu #11 of the Montreal Canadiens during Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Banknorth Garden on April 16, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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