ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 30: Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks falls to the ice between Daniel Cleary #11, Valtteri Filppula #51 and Niklas Kronwall #55 of the Detroit Red Wings in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 30, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/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