UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 12: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders takes check into the boards by Braydon Coburn #5 of the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 12, 2012 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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