OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 10: Before a game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Ottawa Senators, the seats of Scotiabank Place are covered with commemorative t-shirts celebrating Daniel Alfredsson of the Senators 1000th NHL game milestone played earlier in the week April 10, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/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