SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 28: Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants drops the first puck for Rob Blake #4 of the San Jose Sharks and Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks during an NHL game on January 28, 2010 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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