COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 04: Steve Mason #1 of the Columbus Blue Jackets makes a save in front of teammate Mike Blunden #12 and Jamie McGinn #64 of the San Jose Sharks on November 4, 2009 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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