SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 05: Vaclav Prospal #22 of the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates after he scored on Thomas Greiss #1 of the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion at San Jose on January 5, 2012 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