San Jose Sharks vs. Colorado Avalanche - Game Four
DENVER - APRIL 20: Manny Malhotra #27 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates a goal against the Colorado Avalanche in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on April 20, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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