NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 28: Goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 and Jay Pandolfo #20 of the New Jersey Devils stretch during warmups prior to the game against the Atlanta Thrashers at the Prudential Center on December 28, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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