BOSTON - JANUARY 1: Workers finalize the setup of the 2010 Bridgestone Winter Classic before the game between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers at Fenway Park on January 1, 2010 in Boston Massachusetts. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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