MONTREAL - APRIL 22: Marc Savard #91 and Steve Montador #23 of the Boston Bruins wait in the players' tunnel for warmups prior to Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on April 22, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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