COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 11: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers and Chris Clark #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets chase after a loose puck during the first period on December 11, 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