ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 6: Corey Perry #10 of the Anaheim Ducks is surrounded by teammates Francois Beauchemin #23 and Ryan Getzlaf #15 after scoring a goal in the first period against the San Jose Sharks on April 6, 2011 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/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