COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 26: Steve Mason #1 and Antoine Vermette #50, both of the Columbus Blue Jackets, and Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators stretch prior to the start of their game on January 26, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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