LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Dustin Brown #23 and Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings talk to each other during warm-ups prior to the game against the Phoenix Coyotes on December 10, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images)
I'm very excited about what happened today. We've worked on this deal with Toronto for a month, or over a month. It got a little bit of legs on draft day, but it really heated up last night, and we were able to complete the deal today.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Phil Kessel, who he acquired from the Maple Leafs in a trade on Wednesday