COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 21: A Columbus Blue Jackets fan holds up a sign in support of the Blue Jackets during the pre game warmups prior to the start of the game against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 21, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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