SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 21: Patrick Marleau #12 of the San Jose Sharks walks on to the ice for their game against the Edmonton Oilers at HP Pavilion on December 21, 2010 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/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