NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 22: Former New York Rangers Ron Duguay, Stephane Matteau and Dan Blackburn participate in the Season Subscriber Fan Forum at Stout prior to the game against the Florida Panthers on March 22, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Rebecca Taylor/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