BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 26: Brad Boyes #22 and Patrick Kaleta #36 of the Buffalo Sabres get ready to take the ice to warm up for their game against the Washington Capitals at First Niagara Center on December 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