Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Three
PITTSBURGH - MAY 6: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins battles for position against Tom Poti #3 of the Washington Capitals during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Mellon Arena May 6, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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