VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 17: Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues reaches out to check Rick Rypien #37 of the Vancouver Canucks during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at General Motors Place on April 17, 2009 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