NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 28: Goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 and Jay Pandolfo #20 of the New Jersey Devils stretch during warmups prior to the game against the Atlanta Thrashers at the Prudential Center on December 28, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter