NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 8: Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators eyes a shot from Predators Patrick Eaves #17 in warm-ups prior to a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Bridgestone Arena on March 8, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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