BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 26: (L-R) Marc-Andre Gragnani, Brayden McNabb, and TJ Brennan of the Buffalo Sabres get ready to play the Washington Capitals at First Niagara Center on November 26, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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