VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 14: Hockey fans photograph 2010 Olympic gold, silver and bronze medals won Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler and Samil Salo of the Vancouver Canucks on display before the game against the Calgary Flames at General Motors Place on March 14, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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