GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 06: Phoenix Coyotes Head Equipment Manager Tony Silva fixes the skate of Derek Morris #53 during the pre-game skate prior to facing the Detroit Red Wings at Jobing.com Arena on February 6, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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