NEW YORK - MARCH 16: Brian Gionta #21 of the Montreal Canadiens is thrown to the ice after the whistle by Michal Rozsival #33 of the New York Rangers during their game on March 16, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/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