ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 19: Fans make their way into the Scottrade Center prior to the Detroit Red Wings playing against the St. Louis Blues on January 19, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/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