DETROIT - MARCH 3: Brian Rafalski #28 of the Detroit Red Wings gets the puck away from the net as teammate Chris Osgood #30 and Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks watch during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on March 3, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. Vancouver defeated Detroit 6-3. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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