Stanley Cup Finals - Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings Team Practices
PITTSBURGH - JUNE 02: NHL top prospect John Tavares waits to meet Marian Hossa #81 of the Detroit Red Wings after the Detroit Red Wings Team Practice before Game 3 of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Mellon Arena on June 2, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Harry How/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