SAN JOSE, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Aaron Palushaj #17 of the Colorado Avalanche gets checked to the ice by Douglas Murray #3 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period at HP Pavilion on February 26, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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