RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 31: Roman Polak #46 of the St. Louis Blues breaks up a play by knocking the puck away from Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes during their NHL game at PNC Arena on January 31, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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