DETROIT - JANUARY 23: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings skates on the ice as teammate Henrik Zetterberg #40 celebrates with teammate Todd Bertuzzi #44 for his goal on Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings as teammates Sean O'Donnell #6, Matt Greene #2 and Michal Handzus #26 look on dejected during a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on January 23, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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