NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 15: Head coach Barry Trotz of the Nashville Predators waits with the team before taking the ice against the Vancouver Canucks at the Bridgestone Arena on April 15, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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