CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 18: Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk, formerly of the Chicago White Sox, helps start the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins by dropping the puck on December 18, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.
— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals