RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 11: Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes, who was named to the 2011 NHL All-Star Game for the fourth consecutive year, warms up prior to a game against the Calgary Flames on January 11, 2011 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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