BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 23: Ryan Miller #30 and Tyler Myers #57 of the Buffalo Sabres follow the puck as Daniel Paille #20 of the Boston Bruins skates in for a rebound in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HSBC Arena on April 23, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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