EDMONTON, AB - FEBRUARY 14: George Parros #16 of the Anaheim Ducks crashes into Jeff Deslauriers #38 of the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on February 14, 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Ducks beat the Oilers 7-3. (Photo by Andy Devlin/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