BOSTON, MA - APRIL 17: Dennis Seidenberg #44 of the Boston Bruins stands near aa projection of the Boston Marathon Memorial Ribbon seen on the ice during pre game ceremonies in remembrance of the Boston Marathon bombing victims before a game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on April 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/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