Anaheim Ducks vs. Nashville Predators - Game Three
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 17: Equipment manager Pete Rogers of the Nashville Predators sharpens a skate before the Predators play against the Anaheim Ducks in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on April 17, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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