Slava Voynov and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings defend against Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of their first-round series in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 30, 2014. After dropping four straight to lose the series and navigating through a dramatic offseason, the Sharks hope to earn their 11th consecutive postseason berth in 2014-15.
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