SAN JOSE, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates his goal on a deflection off an assist by Keith Yandle #3 against goalie Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period of a preseason split-squad game at HP Pavilion on September 25, 2010 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/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