BUFFALO - OCTOBER 3: Tim Connolly #19 of the Buffalo Sabres skates for a loose puck with temmate Steve Montador #4 and David Laliberte #10 of the Philadelphia Flyers during their NHL preseason game at HSBC Arena October 3, 2010 in Buffalo, New York.(Photo By Dave Sandford/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