ST. PAUL, MN - APRIL 1: Ryan Reaves #75 and goalie Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues warm up prior to the game against the Minnesota Wild on April 1, 2013 at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Andy King/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