DETROIT, MI - APRIL 25: Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators tries to keep a puck airborne before an NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on April 25, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/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