ST. PAUL, MN - FEBRUARY 28: Kyle Brodziak #21 of the Minnesota Wild faces off against Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on February 28, 2012 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Andy King/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