ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 24: Jim Slater #23 of the Atlanta Thrashers fires a shot during warmups for the game against the Detroit Red Wings at Philips Arena on November 24, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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