DENVER, CO - MARCH 16: Goaltender Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche takes to the ice prior to the game against the Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center on March 16, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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