CALGARY, AB - FEBRUARY 1: Ladislav Smid #3 of the Calgary Flames skates against Dany Heatley #15 of the Minnesota Wild at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 1, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHL 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