TORONTO - OCTOBER 10: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins shoots during warmup before taking on the Toronto Maple Leafs during a NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on October 10, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada . (Photo by Abelimages/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