Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Four
CHICAGO - MAY 07: Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks checks Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks off of his skates during the first period of Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 7, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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