NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 17: (L to R) Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and Tim Thomas answer questions during a special Q & A session at the NHL Powered by Reebok store on June 17, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Nycz/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