VANCOUVER, CANADA - FEBRUARY 17: Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks prepares to take to the ice for the NHL game against the St. Louis Blues at Rogers Arena February 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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