DETROIT, MI - MARCH 07: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings makes a save as Ales Hemsky #83 of the Edmonton Oilers crashes the net during a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on March 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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