VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 4: Vancouver Canuck mascot Fin looks on as former Vancouver Canuck player Pavel Bure laughs as he holds a baby during a visit to Children's Hospital in Vancouver April 4, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Bure will be attending the NHL game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks tonight. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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