COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 12: Evander Kane #9 of the Winnipeg Jets takes a shot on goalie Steve Mason #1 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during their game at Nationwide Arena on November 12, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/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