DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 28: Matt Duchene #9 of the Colorado Avalanche and Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings talk during warm ups prior to their preseason match at the Pepsi Center on September 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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