ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 27: Members of the St. Louis Blues wear the number six on their jerseys to honor the S. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial who recently passed away before an NHL game against the Minnesota Wild on January 27, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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