SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 17: Joe Thornton #19 and Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks crash the net against Brad Stuart #23 and Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings at HP Pavilion on March 17, 2012 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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