DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 8: Former Colorado Avalanche player Peter Forsberg is honored by having his jersey retired before a game between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on October 8, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/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