BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 23: Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins fights against Eric Boulton #36 of the Atlanta Thrashers at the TD Garden on December 23, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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