BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 14: Mark Pysyk #53 of the Buffalo Sabres battles for the puck with Tom Pyatt #11 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in front of teammate Jhonas Enroth #1 on April 14, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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