DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 11: Artist David Arrigo of Toronto, Ontario, Canada paints a wall mural of Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings for Ram Trucks before an NHL game against the Edmonton Oilers at Joe Louis Arena on November 11, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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