OTTAWA, CANADA - OCTOBER 27: Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators dives to make a save while teammate Sergei Gonchar #55 tries to tie up Jack Skille #12 of the Florida Panthers at the top of the crease during a game at Scotiabank Place on October 27, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/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