Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks - Game Two
VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 15: Vancouver Canuck fans sport painted faces as they wait in the stands before Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena on April 15, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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