Pittsburgh Penguins v Carolina Hurricanes, Game Three
RALEIGH, NC - MAY 23: Fans enter the RBC Center before the Carolina Hurricanes face the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Championship Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 23, 2009 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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