DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 26: Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings warms up during a NHL pre-season game against the New York Rangers at Joe Louis Arena on Sunday September 26, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (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