DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 17: Loui Eriksson #21 of the Dallas Stars celebrates a goal in front of Nicklas Lidstrom #5 and Ian White #18 of the Detroit Red Wings at American Airlines Center on January 17, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/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