BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 13: Officials gather after the groundbreaking for the $172 million HARBORcenter before the game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Philadelphia Flyers on April 13, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. The mixed-use entertainment facility will feature two ice rinks and a hotel. Standing (L-R) are Sabres chief development officer Cliff Benson, Buffalo mayor Byron Brown, Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, and Sabres president Theodore Black. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI vi
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