CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 20: Patrick Sharp #10 and Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after Sharp scored in the first against the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 20, 2011 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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