VANCOUVER, CANADA - OCTOBER 24: Vancouver Canuck fans stand with a Toronto Maple Leafs fan outside General Motors Place prior to the NHL game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 24, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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