BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 13: Tyler Ennis #63 of the Buffalo Sabres wears a sticker on his helmet honoring former Sabres player Rick Martin before their game against the Ottawa Senators at HSBC Arena on March 13, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. Martin, a Buffalo Sabres Hall of Famer and member of the famed French Connection, passed away, suddenly, hours before the game in Clarence, NY. (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