DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 18: Young fans of the Colorado Avalanche react to an exiting player prior to the game against the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center on February 18, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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